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Jun 27, 2017 - Sault Ste Marie to St Joseph Island

The sun was shining this morning so I definitely picked the right day to take the day off. I’ve left Lake Superior now & will be following Lake Huron this week. It was only about 55 km to St Joseph Island, an island in Lake Huron which is linked to the mainland by a bridge & claims to be the 2nd largest freshwater island in the world. I wanted to go to Fort St Joseph which is at the southern tip of the island but when I got there after 20 km of rough roads, I wasn’t very happy to find out it’s closed on Mondays & Tuesdays until next week....

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Jun 9, 2004 - Fort St Joseph on St Joseph Island

A National Historic site on St Joseph Island east of Sault Ste Marie. The British built the fort on St Joseph Island because of its proximity to Fort Michiliamacknac and to the busiest navigation routes of the Great Lakes. The fort was constructed in 1797/8 and played a defensive role with its primary purpose to protect the fur trade from the Americans. As early as 1807, relations between the Americans and the British were strained mostly relating to the foreign and trade policies of the two countries. Regional issues were also involved,...

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