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The two RV Gypsies

in Sault Ste. Marie and city parks
in Ontario, Canada
June 21, 2013

Sault Ste. Marie ( pronounced like "Soo Saint Marie") is a city on the St. Marys River in Algoma District, Ontario, Canada. It is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, after Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The community was founded as a French religious mission: Sault either means "jump"or "rapids" in French, and thus the entire name translates to "Saint Mary's Rapids" or "Saint Mary's Falls". Although the word sault is pronounced like "so" (soʊ) in French, it is pronounced like "soo" (su) in the English pronunciation of the city name. Residents of the city are called Saultites. This is one of the oldest European settlements in Canada.

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welcome to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada sign

Below: A small park in Algoma just north of Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie Algoma;s sign
Sault Ste. Marie Algoma;s sign
scare gun used for goose control sign
artwork in the park

Below: Across the river is the United States and the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The two cities are joined by the International Bridge, which connects Interstate 75 on the Michigan side and Huron Street (and former Ontario Secondary Highway 550B) on the Ontario side. Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the Saint Mary's Rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage that passes through it, while smaller recreational and tour boats use the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal.

looking across the water at the Tower of History

From this park in Canada, the two RV Gypsies looked across the water and saw the Tower of History in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan USA. Later the two RV Gypsies drove across the International Bridge to Michigan and climbed up the Tower of History and looked back upon this park and water fountain. Those photos can be reached from the sub-menu at the bottom of this page.

a water fountain
a water fountain and the Tower of History in USA
water fountain and Algoma Park
water fountain and the Tower of History
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Nearby at the Roberta Bondar park, the two RV Gypsies saw a big bear taking pictures of bears fishing.

a big bear taking pictures of three bears fishing.

a laughing dude clipartSo Karen Duquette decided to go help the bears reel in that big fish. Karen was wearing brown so the bears did not even notice her.

Karen Duquette helps the bears reel in the fish
Karen Duquette helps the bears reel in the fish

And Lee Duquette decided to become the big bear's best buddy and help him do the filming.

Lee Duquette helps the bear do his filming

Driving around Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, the two RV Gypsies photographed a few other things that got their attention.

The Bushplane Museum
A big fish in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

a laughing dude clipartBelow: A moose disdainfully hoists a hapless hunter off the ground, while holding the hunter's rifle with his other hoof. Anthropomorphic fun at the expense of Ontario's sportsmen.

moose and humter statue
a happy USA pole
Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
June 22, 2013

You may visit these sites in any order you choose.

International Bridge & the KOA

Chippewa Falls

Sault Ste. Marie & parks

Pancake Bay

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all four (4) sections above, please continue on to Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan
- Tahquamenon Falls, Tower of History, and Soo Locks