Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Whitefish Point and Upper and Lower Tahquamamonom Falls

Today we were very fortunate in that we were able to get to Whitefish Point and the Tahquamamonom Falls. It made for a long and tiring day but the effort was well worth it. The Lake Superior Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point was very informative and was our first stop. This point on Lake Superior has the last working lighthouse around. Here is a view of Canada and an island that the Edmund Fitzgerald was trying to make in 1975 before sinking just to the north of here in a horrific November storm. We talked with Bill Makki, who was on The Anderson, just ahead of the Fitzgerald and who had been in radio contact until the ill fated ship's radio went silent. We then went to The Lower Tahquamomonom Falls - gorgeous! Then on to The Upper Tahq Falls. This state park has a restaurant/micro-brewery so we stopped for lunch. Fascinating place with its micro-brews that the girls tried with huge grins on their faces. Mounted game trophies on the walls, too. We were able to get several angles of the fabulous Upper Tahquamonom Falls - Awesome! Lastly, here is our next RV if the Montana becomes too big for us! Tomorrow we travel to Munising in the area of The Pictured Rocks.

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