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St. Marys Falls Canal

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
County of Chippewa.
Saint Mary's River
National Register Number: 66000394
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MI-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Canal.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/stmarys.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
Construction of the canal in 1855 allowed exploitation of the resources of the Lake Superior area. It permits passage between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, and ranks with the Erie and the Illinois and Michigan canals as the most successful waterways constructed during the ante-bellum era.

No threats to the property.

No changes beyond periodic, regular maintenance.

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