The last stop for most people traveling from Northern Michigan to Ontario, Canada, Sault St. Marie is the second largest city in the Upper Peninsula, but remains mostly isolated from other cities in the state. Sault St. Marie is joined with the Canadian city of the same name, and includes the “Soo Locks,” a passage for numerous shipping vessels traveling through the Great Lakes. In terms of tonnage, the Soo Locks are the busiest canal in the world. Sault St. Marie covers an area of about 20 square miles, with a population of 14,144 in 2010.
Sault St. Marie’s far northern location makes it a problematic city for auto shippers during the winter, when icy roads and temperatures can be hazardous to auto haulers and unprotected vehicles. But as far as accessibility is concerned from the south, the city is actually well connected to the Lower Peninsula. Interstate 75 ends at the Canadian Border in Sault St. Marie, but runs south all the way to Florida. In addition to I-75, Sault St. Marie, Michigan is also accessible through several state highways, including M-28 and M-129. A small draw for auto shippers in the area is Lake Superior State University, with an enrollment of 2,637 in the fall semester of 2010.
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