Canadian Natural Wonders and War History!
Here is a giant sweep across the north of Lake Superior.
Follow our Route! from Thunder Bay to Sault Saint Marie!
The Town of Red Rock and Neys Provincial Park
On a day trip from Thunder Bay we discovered Red Rock. It is named for the red cliffs around it, but the cliffs are now covered with trees. At the interpretive center we learned about this mill town governed by a huge industrial whistle that told the people when to get up, when to eat lunch, and when to go to bed.
One of the best things about the Red Rock interpretive center was an underwater simulation of a trip around Lake Superior. We saw fish, sunken ships, invasive species and more. It was so real that it made you dizzy.
The interpretive center also described how German POW’s were housed at Red Rock during WWII. They tried to escape through a tunnel and were later transferred to another site. At Neys Provincial Park Germans were also imprisoned. After the Germans were moved, Japanese were forced into the prison. The Canadian Japanese had to sell everything they had. We did not know that Canada had such harsh policies during WWII. And we did not know that Canada was invaded by Germans who shot down 23 of their ships in the Saint Lawrence Seaway. What a lesson in history!
The best thing about Marathon was the hike that we took through the forest around the campground. People had created little towns of trolls with houses, ladders, clotheslines, and more. It was as if magic had happened and we were part of it.
Pukaskwa National Park
Batchawana Bay down a long, lonely, wet, muddy road!
Sault Saint Marie, Canada
This blog is copyrighted by Marla J. Selvidge. One more blog will consider the economy and environmental devastation of this region! BAM, you might not want to read it!