Superior's First Shipyard

Copper-mining ventures were the impetus behind the construction of the first decked vessels to sail Lake Superior - ships built by Louis Denis, Sieur de la Ronde, in 1735, and by English fur trader Alexander Henry in the 1770s.


At the St. Marys River beach, off Pointe Aux Pins Road near the early launching site, Pointe Aux Pins - southwest of Sault Ste. Marie

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Algoma

Municipality: City of Sault Ste. Marie