The last day at our campground on Lake Superior dawned clear and cold. It got down to 32 that night but the wind wasn’t howling and Leonard decided to go for a hike while his girls stayed warm and cozy in the RV. He drove back into the Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore and stopped at several beautiful overlooks before hiking from the Hurricane River Campground to the Au Sable Point Light Station.
This area on the southern shore of Lake Superior is known as “Shipwreck Coast”. It is so named because the sandstone reef is only 6 feet below the surface and extends for nearly a mile into Lake Superior. The Au Sable Point reef was known as a “ship trap” that ensnared many ships and the ruins of several of these shipwrecks dating back to the late 1800’s can still be seen washed up on the beach. The wooden timbers have been remarkably well preserved due to the cold temperature of the water.