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Historical Perspectives - Skip Saum

These pictures are from my Mom's side of the family; St. Clair, MI.  A couple of generations sailed the Lakes.  The on-deck shots were taken before my Mom and Dad married.  My Dad, working for the Michigan State Highway Dept., was working on replacing the bridge that crossed the Pine River in St. Clair.  She was a Senior in high school and met my Dad crossing the bridge to and from school. They married.

My Dad traveled all over the state, and loved "up north".  He started taking my Mom to the Soo to catch family members on the different boats (most sailed for Interlake) as they locked through.  That's when the photos of the Straights and pre-war Soo were taken.

The color shots (Soo & Welland Canal) were taken by me just after my high school graduation in the 60's.
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Soo.jpg (39991 bytes) Soo30s40s50s.jpg (37902 bytes) OldSoo.jpg (116401 bytes) H.Beaudua-Ball-Bros-'39.jpg (47845 bytes) B4unloading-took-only-8hrs.jpg (24969 bytes)
Duluth2.jpg (50390 bytes) Reese.jpg (32816 bytes) PhilClark.jpg (32321 bytes) Duluth.jpg (66384 bytes) Duluth1.jpg (65242 bytes)
PArthur.jpg (27370 bytes) WmBSavock.jpg (41896 bytes) BFJones2.jpg (130195 bytes) Locks.jpg (58057 bytes) Autos.jpg (66719 bytes)
StraitsFerry.jpg (33824 bytes) Straits.jpg (45502 bytes) MichTrans.jpg (37137 bytes) MichTrans-Puratras.jpg (61574 bytes) Water_Over-Deck.jpg (87702 bytes)
Vacationland.jpg (35419 bytes) Icepilot.jpg (56083 bytes) Badger.jpg (77559 bytes) Yacht.jpg (39489 bytes) Harbor,jpg.jpg (83368 bytes)
Maloneygirlson-his-mind.jpg (57365 bytes)   Welland-MI-Post.jpg (104501 bytes) Welland-DB-VW-Boat-1960ish.jpg (69809 bytes)
Betty C, Tahquamenon tour boat

Freighters leaving the Davis and Sabin Locks

West end coffer dam for the new Poe Lock

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