• Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - 1870

Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868

By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board

In 1962 a bridge was built between Sault Ste. Marie, Canada and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Before that you had to take a ferryboat if you wanted to cross the river! Why would people want a bridge instead of a nice boat ride to go from one Sault to the other?



This picture  is of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge being built in 1962.

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The Rapids Then and Now

A Bridge for Cars and Trucks