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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Exploring The East Side of Keweenaw Bay

                                       Sunday 8/11/2013

It was just the most absolutely, awesome, beautiful day to explore this area. First stop was just a few miles from our backyard.

The Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest sits along the Keweenaw Bay just off Hwy. 41. Bishop Frederic Baraga from Austria spent much of his time in L'Anse in missionary work among the Chippewa Indians. One winter he traveled 700 miles on snowshoes doing God's work. This shrine is 35 feet tall. Bishop Baraga hold a cross that is 7 feet high and snowshoes that are 26 feet long.

We left the shrine and drove through the small downtown of L'Anse to catch our route along the Keweenaw Bay.

The lake was like glass this afternoon.

We took Main Street which turned into Bayshore Dr.

Our second stop was at a once bustling little community, Pequaming, MI., where a lumber company was started in 1870.

In 1920 Henry Ford purchased the mill and town that once included a company store, offices, boarding houses, hotel, livery stable, bath houses, churches, schools, parks, a band and orchestra, ice rink, and over 100 houses. Mr. Ford used the wood for the Ford wood sides sedans and station wagons.
This use to be the high school, which is a residense now. With the Great Depression, cars sales declined and by 1942 the last logs were sawed and the mill was closed.

This is what is left of the old mill.

Next to old Pequaming, MI. there is now a RV park. I walked down to the docks from the park to check out the water.

Like I said earlier, the water was like glass making the reflection of the clouds outstanding.

I could see a log down about 7 feet in the water, as well as the clouds.

Another picture of what is left of the old mill.

The Marina RV Park was pretty much empty, but would be a very lovely place to stay for a week.

It looked like it had electric and water, but not sure about sewer. The fee is $20 a night. Paying the nightly fee is on the honor system.

This home sits along the bay and for sale.
It is so cute from the outside, but after getting home I googled it and saw the pictures of it inside. The inside had walls and ceilings of what looked like pine. I am not a big fan on wood walls and ceilings. The price was around $400.00 which is not bad for being on the bay

If you are interested, this is  the realtor that is selling the home.
We found several lots for sale along our drive on the bay.

This is a lot that we stopped at to see the water.

Joe and I think we could enjoy a summer home here, maybe!

Looking north I could see the neighbors sitting on a rock edge by the lake.

Joe finally getting to the water edge after taking a nature break.

This was another lot that we saw and called about, with an asking price of $90,000. The lots along here do not have electricity available at the road. The homes we did see along here had propane tanks.

We tried to drive to the point, but ran into muddy roads, and didn't want to get our Honda stuck out in the boonies. On the way back we stopped at this day park beach.

From the beach we could see another lot that was for sale. Right now there were two RV's on it.

As we arrived back into  L'Anse, I took a pictures of the city park,

with it's playground.

Across the street from our campground is the day use Baraga State Park. I love white bark trees, and these River Birches are everywhere in the UP.

From the day park I took a picture of where we had just been on our day drive.

This close up picture is of the town of L'Anse, Michigan.

We explored the west side of the bay the next day which I will blog about next.

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