Friday, August 24, 2012

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse by dcclark

So, I got married recently! At the reception, we gave each table a name of a local landmark -- as well as putting some small photo cards on the table as take-home gifts for the guests. Some of these photos are old ones which I've previously posted (such as my old favorite, Fall Tram at Quincy).

But some are new photos which I took specifically for the tables. I'm going to be posting several of those, starting with this one -- Table #1, the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, now open for historical tours.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alien Boiler

Alien Boiler by dcclark

The Carp Lake mine's boiler tubes... or an ancient iron face?

OK, it's the Carp Lake mine's boiler. This is one of the least accessible ruins in the Copper Country, but also one of the most spectacular to find. It's hidden near Lake of the Clouds, far over the Escarpment Trail, down a long and rocky hill with no trail to be found. But at the bottom is the only in-place Cornish stamp mill in the Copper Country -- possibly in the entire United States!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Brockway View

Brockway View by dcclark

A view towards the top of Brockway Mountain, on a hazy summer day. This was one of the photos which we used as "table cards" at our wedding reception.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bare Bluff

Bare Bluff by dcclark

The view from the top of Bare Bluff, a massive outcropping of Rhyolite (a pink mineral, hence the wacky rock colors) which is very very close to the shore of Lake Superior. It's also a Michigan Nature Association sanctuary. This bluff is amazingly remote, too, requiring a long-ish drive on rough logging roads, followed by a hike through some of the steepest and worst-maintained trails I've seen! But it's all worth it, especially for this view straight towards the tip of Keweenaw Point.

This is often misnamed "Bear Bluff" -- sure, there are bears around, but its correct name is Bare Bluff.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Winter Superior

Winter Superior by dcclark

The Lovely Sarah enjoying the view over Lake Superior, New Year's Eve, 2011. We almost stayed at a cabin right next to this spot, but the blizzard coming the next day (and my need to fly out to a conference after that) deterred us.