NOTE: IN ORDER TO BETTER SEE PHOTOS IN THEIR FULL 1600 PX. RESOLUTION, VIEW THEM IN THE ALBUM FORMAT BY CLICKING ON THE LEAD PHOTO OR ANY PHOTO IN THE POST. This is especially true for landscape shots. Thanks to Mark for the idea of adding this alert so the photos can be seen at their best!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ship Valley Camp in Sault Ste. Marie

I can't remember if I've posted about the Ship Valley Camp Museum in Sault Ste. Marie before or not, but we visited again while we were in the U.P. because Wayne just loved the place.

Docked in Sault Ste. Marie, exhibits fill one of her massive cargo holds.  Want to know about knots? whistles? shipwrecks? Fresnel lenses?  All that and more, including a look at the machinery behind the beast sized cargo ships.

On the lower level there is a large exhibit about the Edmund Fitzgerald, expanded since our last visit, which include the lifeboats that washed ashore.

Climb the stairs to the upper deck and get a look at the crews' quarters as well as the pilot house.

We had a great day for a view of the ships going through the locks from the deck.  We even got a peek at a museum on the other shore...we've got cross that bridge into Canada next time we're in the area.  We left our passports at home, I keep saying I've got to just grab them anytime we'll be anywhere near the border but I always forget!


  1. I'd like to venture into Canada again but just don't seem to have the tolerance for the border police anymore ever since what happened on this day years back. The museum looks like something I'd get lost in for hours.

  2. If only that lifeboat from the Fitzgerald could talk.

    The Great Lakes Brewing in Ohio has a beer named Edmund Fitzgerald. Top notch brew.