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MNO Canoe Expedition - Sault Ste Marie

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Sault Ste Marie
Fifty days into their journey the Expedition arrives in Sault Ste Marie
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The following is an excerpt from the Expedition Journal of Emily Ingram:Today was a very rewarding day for me. We finally paddled into my home town of Sault Ste. Marie. We started from Bell’s Point Campground in Garden River, and finished the final 15km to the Sault locks. Tonight we are going to be staying at the locks, and tomorrow will be a resupply day, thank goodness!The paddle to the locks was one of the hardest that we have had to date. There was a strong current that only got stronger the closer we got to our destination (and the hydro-electric plant), and a strong wind in our face. We had to go all out for the final 5km, the ENTIRE 5km. Jeremy kept yelling at us, “you have to push again!” when we hadn’t stopped pushing at all. In the end we had to pull up past the locks and, after a quick break to catch our breath, ferry across the river in front of the hydro-electric plant. It did look incredible though, and Jeremy did an amazing job of ferrying us across the river.The arrival was wonderful. We had our best turnout to date, and we got to see our friends from the MNO Summer Youth Cultural Program. The most important thing for me was seeing my family out to support me and the crew. It has been a hard 50 days, and there are a harder 40 left, and being able to see my family and talk face to face with them was a great encouragement for me. As always, we absolutely adore all of the supporters who come to our events, so thank you people of SSM and the surrounding area, the canoe crew appreciates the support.

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