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The two RV Gypsies at the Tower of History
501 East Water Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
'888.744.7867 or '906.632.3658
June 22, 2013

USA map showing location of MichiganSault Ste Marie Michigan map
Tower of History sign

Outside of the Tower of History, there was a Memorial in Memory of all Innocent Children Slain in Abortion.

Memorial  about abortion

The two RV Gypsies paid a small fee to enter the 210-foot tall Tower of History that dominates the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan skyline in order to get a birds' eye view of the Harbor and the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario urban area beyond. The tower had observation platforms from which the two RV Gypsies got spectacular views and photos of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel.

the 210-foot tall Tower of History
the 210-foot tall Tower of History

In the Lobby of the Tower of History

Tower of History sign
display in the lobby of The Tower of History

history book The Tower of History was built in 1968 by the Catholic Church as the Shrine of the Missionaries. The Shrine was meant to be part of a larger complex which would have featured exhibits about the early Missionaries such as Bishop Baraga. A community center and a new Church were also planned. The Church later cut the project in favor of other endeavors, and the Shrine of the Missionaries was donated to the Sault Historic Sites in 1980. It has been operated as the Tower of History ever since.

The Tower of History remains true to its original mission of telling the tale of the early Missionaries, but its scope has been widened to include both local and Native American history. The Lower Level featured museum exhibits as well as a video presentation; the Upper Level, in addition to the view, featured descriptions of the surrounding area as well as its own exhibit space.

There are 292 staircase steps to walk up The Tower of History, but the two RV Gypsies took the express elevator up to view historic sites and spectacular scenery from an observation platform.

sign about the Hydroelectric plant
the Hydroelectric plant

The fully-enclosed tower viewing platforms provide a 20-mile spectrum view.

the Hydroelectric plant and more
panoramic view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History
U.S. Coast Guard Ships
panoramic view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History
view from the Tower of History

The Museum Ship Valley Camp

sign about The Museum Ship Valley Camp
The Museum Ship Valley Camp

The photo below is a photo of the Museum Ship Valley Camp shown above, but taken from ground level, not from the Tower of History.

The Museum Ship Valley Camp
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June 22, 2013

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Tahquamenon Falls - Upper and Lower

Tower of History

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