Lake Superior, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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.  

Miner's Castle

Miner’s Castle

The Au Sable Light station built in 1874 and still operating

The Au Sable Light station built in 1874 and still operating

Shipwreck from the1800's

Shipwreck from the1800’s

Another casualty of shipwreck coast

Another casualty of shipwreck coast

Recently the lake has risen by about 2 feet.  This used to be fully exposed.

Recently the lake has risen by about 2 feet. This used to be fully exposed.

The view out our back window onto Lake Superior

The view from our back window onto Lake Superior

The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

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.

 

7 responses to “Lake Superior, MI

  1. I miss my lady in red !!!

  2. Someday I will get there…
    The Lady in Red’s appearance is greatly benefited by her fashion ruff!

  3. She looks ready for a Canadian winter!

    • sunandsandtravelers

      I know, nice coat eh? It was a little overkill but the only thing she had. Pouring rain and cold.

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