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... section of Lake Superior to another, presumably so that ore ships could get access to the interior copper mines, of which there were several. Houghton sits on one side of the canal, and the City of Hancock sits on the other, connected by a really neat, old drawbridge, the kind with the counterweight on one end.
Hancock contains Finnlandia College, an older school that has a really neat campus area in the center of town, lots of red ...
... a great place for tents.
While packing up in Baraga we struck up a conversation with a family who was out for a walk with their kids. Turns out they were from Alberta Canada and owned a golf course. They had traveled a fair amount in a camper previously on family vacations. However, when we met them they were just a few weeks into a 6 month adventure, traveling the U.S. and homeschooling along the way. So while ...
... beaqring rocks in the refuse heap of an abandoned copper mine. A pretty unique experience and we can't wait to see what they find when they cut the rocks open in their studio. The sunset and the final rays of golden sunshine made some of the pine branches glow like burnished copper - truly magical.
... at McLain State CG. MI CGs are rather pricy, as is their gas. But, it's nice. Quite like being on the ocean, windy with a noisy surf. Tomorrow we'll go out to the end and visit Fort Wilkins built in1840 to protect the copper miners that flooded into the region. However, there was never any problems with the native Ojibwa Indians. It seems that the miners really ...
... Park Service has stepped in to facilitate tours and save the historical communities - very cool. Then we went to Fort Wilkins State Park which was a wooden fort build in the mid 1800s ... and then we did see very wonderful lakes (notice a pattern here) and trees and vistas and beautiful countryside.
Will be in Canada either tomorrow or Tuesday - enroute to Niagra Falls.
Stay tuned for more adventures.
Laurie and Pete
Other places to stay in Baraga
900 US 41 South, Baraga | Hotelfrom $86