Sault Ste. Marie is pronounced Soo Saint Marie. It and its Canadian twin city form a dot on the map that you may or may not have seen. So why did we spend an afternoon there? The same reason a lot of people do: the ships passing through the Soo Locks.

What had once been a nuclear wasteland was now simply Hiroshima, and everywhere you looked were the signs of a living city that wasn’t haunted by its past.