We have a short drive ahead of us today from Escanaba MI to Sault Ste. Marie MI. Most of the way we will be driving on US 2 as it hugs along the shore of Lake Michigan.
In Manistique MI we found a Paul Bunion roadside statue.
We also saw the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse.
Some more scenery along US 2.
Where US 2 crosses over I-75, we got onto the Interstate and it will take us North to Sault Ste. Marie Michigan.
There was quite a storm brewing in the sky ahead of us and then we drove through it. The storm was heading West to East and we were heading North, so we drove through it fairly quickly.
We arrived in Sault Sainte Marie Michigan and our hotel. We will be staying here for a couple of days while we explore the area.
We have a very nice room.
We went to the Lockview Restaurant and had a very delicious white fish dinner.
Then we walked across the street to the Soo Locks Visitor Center where we got an overview of the lock system and learnt how the locks work to raise and lower the large lake freighters between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
How the locks work.
Outside of the visitor center is the lock viewing platform. No ships in the lock system right now.
We will return tomorrow to see the ships lock through. There are several ships scheduled at various times throughout the day.
To see all of our photos from today, you can find them all on my FLICKR site.
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