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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Sault Sainte Marie (Michigan)

SAULT SAINTE MARIE, a city of Michigan, the county seat of Chippewa co. It is on the St. Marys river and on the Canadian Pacific, the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic, and the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie railroads. The St. Marys canal here connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron, over which is carried an immense traffic. The International Bridge crosses the rapids of the St. Marys river. The rapids near the city generate abundant water power, which is used by several important industries, which include paper mills, lumber mills, carbide factory, tanneries, flour mills, etc. The city has a public library, high school, armory, Federal building, and a park. Pop. (1910) 12,615; (1920) 12,096.


Collier's 1921 Sault Sainte Marie (Michigan) - Ore Steamers.jpg
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ORE STEAMERS ON THE SAULT STE. MARIE. THEY CARRY IRON ORE BETWEEN MINNESOTA PORTS AND OTHER PORTS OF THE GREAT LAKES