We decided to take the tour boat that takes you through the locks and experience the rise and fall of the water ourselves. As you can see below, there was a 30-foot difference from Superior down to Huron. The tour boat also took us by the Sault Ste. Marie power plant which was completed in 1902 and is still being used today. It is over a quarter mile long and made from the local red sandstone. After our trip we had a nice dinner where we sampled three kinds of fish, Whitefish, Perch and Walleye. Of course, Josie also had the shrimp cocktail.
On Sunday, we drove out to see the Point Iroquois Lighthouse. It was very nice even though it was closed on Sunday.
We had made reservations to go out on the tour boat to see Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore but the winds were so strong we decided that with my propensity to get sea sick and Josie not liking to go out on the water so much, we passed on the trip. We did however walk the trails around Presque Isle Park in Marquette and saw a few of the lake side cliffs from above. In the Black Rocks area of the park the locals were diving off the rocks in the 66-degree air and 64-degree water. Josie and I decided we will come back and jump off when the water temperature reaches 85. Just down from Presque Isle the large red Marquette Lighthouse sits above harbor.
The number 1 rated restaurant on Trip Advisor is Jean Kay's Pasties. If you have never had one they are meat pies with onion, potato and rutabaga. We liked them so much we ate there twice during our week stay. We also picked up some more smoked whitefish to take with us down into Wisconsin where we will pick up some cheese to eat with it.
We found Sasquatch on the main street in Munising, Michigan and Santa at the North Pole in Christmas, Michigan. At the Jilbert Dairy in Marquette we found Bossy the cow and some fantastic ice cream.