On October 19, 1905, a wooden steamer towing a schooner-barge encountered rough waters. The two ships rolled in opposite directions, causing the schooner-barge to break free. The wooden steamer lost part of its stern and got stuck on a sandbar. The captain and the ten crewmen were able to make it safely to shore.
There is something other-worldly like about visiting one of Michigan’s great lakes in the winter time. The ice in particular creates these beautiful formations. Wind swept, weather eroded and fractured iced. Mountains line the beaches, and chunks float in the water, growing and shrinking as they collide with other sheets of ice. It’s a spectacular view. Continue reading “An Icy Trip to Lake Michigan”
Michigan lighthouses are famous. People travel from hundreds of miles away to visit these historical monuments. With 116 lighthouses total, Michigan takes the title of state with the most lighthouses. They aren’t considered some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the United States. They aren’t haunted (that I know of). They aren’t massive. So what makes Michigan lighthouses so special?