sault sainte marie

Sault Ste. Marie

[soo seynt muh-ree]
the rapids of the St. Marys River, between NE Michigan and Ontario, Canada.
a city in S Ontario, in S Canada, near these rapids.
a city opposite it, in NE Michigan.
Also, Sault Sainte Marie. Unabridged
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Sault Sainte Marie (ˈsuː seɪnt məˈriː)
1.  an inland port in central Canada, in Ontario on the St Mary's River, which links Lake Superior and Lake Huron, opposite Sault Ste Marie, Michigan: canal bypassing the rapids completed in 1895. Pop: 67 385 (2001)
2.  Usually abbreviated to: Sault Ste Marie an inland port in NE Michigan, opposite Sault Ste Marie, Ontario: canal around the rapids completed in 1855, enlarged and divided in 1896 and 1919 (popularly called Soo Canals). Pop: 14 184 (2003 est)

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