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Journeys of Discovery: True North--exploring Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Thomas Wilmer
Kayaking on St. Mary's River skirting Canada on the left.

Sault Ste MarieMichigan is situated just about as far north as you can go before bumping in to the Canadian province of Ontario. Actually if you’re paddling your canoe and the wind blows you off course you’ll make landfall in the sister city of Sault Ste Marie, Canada.

Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Sault Ste Marie. Linda Hoath, Executive Director of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

This show was originally published October 17, 2016 and is reshared as a Best-of-the-Best audio travel feature in celebration of Journeys of Discovery's 32nd anniversary producing on-air and digital media travel shows via NPR affiliate KCBX.

Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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Lockview Motel, Sault Ste Marie, Upper Peninsula, Michigan



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1,000 foot-long lake freighters regularly transit the locks in Sault Ste Marie, Upper Peninsula, Michigan


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Mary Beth Roberts kayaking through the Canadian locks on the St. Mary's River near Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.


Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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