Canada's Sault Ste. Marie Airport. (Photo: P199 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (])

Air Logistics at the Locks: The Two Airports of Sault Ste. Marie

Located on the United States-Canadian border, the dual-country town of Sault Ste. Marie is a catalyst in linking the Great Lakes of Lake Huron and Lake Superior with the U.S.-operated Soo Locks. The logistics town is the lynchpin for seagoing cargo ships that come packed with goods from agricultural centers of Canada and the United States. In addition to ships, however, this border region creates a demand for two airports as the combined town of over 80,000 has passengers with…