Tower of History - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Where Michigan Was Born - www.saultstemarie.com
The Tower of History rises 21 stories above Sault Ste. Marie. From the top, 210 feet up, the view of the historic city is incomparable. Across the St Mary's River, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada and the Canadian Sheild are visible.
At the top, open air and enclosed viewing platforms are available. Interpretive illustrations explain the landmarks visible from the summit of the tower. A small museum exhibits local artifacts in the lower level of the tower.
Sault Ste. Marie means, "the Rapids of Saint Mary", in French. The Saint Mary's River, connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron, and it is along the banks, and on the river, that visitors find much of what makes a getaway here so special. No matter what brings people to the “Soo”, the sight of 1,000 foot long Great Lakes freighters, called “lakers”, making their way through the locks, will be lasting memory. The Soo Locks are a major attraction, and the river is just a block from Portage Avenue, but there is a lot more to see and do.