Monday, June 13, 2011

Traveling around lake Michigan: Day 4 June 13, 2011

On the Road Again Monday June 13.  First stop at Escanaba, MI's Sand Point Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum.  The Lighthouse was built in 1867 and used until 1939.   The Coast Guard managed the Lighthouse until 1985. 

 Exhibits at the Delta County Historical Museum portray many areas of our history, including: logging, shipping, the railroad industry, military, history, Native American culture, surveying, sports, history, fishing, local business history, and much more!
                                 One block of wood was used to carve this Mom and her pups.

We registered for a campsite at Fayette State Park.  Then toured the Historic (Ghost) Town.  After the Civil War this was one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations.  

                                          Blast furnace where iron ore was smelted to pig ore.
              The boat in the harbor is probably camping there over night.  Sounds like a great idea.
                                           Company store, Company office and Opera House
   Hotel had a two story outhouse.  Try to envision a walkway to the second story outhouse.
                                                     Phil walking into the Furnace building.

     The rocky shores of upper Lake Michigan. Erosion has made interesting crack in the solid rocks.

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