The town sponsored a Sunday afternoon fish fry as part of the fund raising to dredge their harbor. The harbor was filling up with sand. While we were touring the fall ( later photos ) we encountered the Michigan Senator Tom Casperson that sponsored a bill that gave Grand Marais 4 million to fix the harbor problems so I guess our fish fry donation didn't save the harbor after all. We did enjoy the meal ( lake trout ) on the waterfront as the food was good and the weather just perfect
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The park has three stairways leading down to the Lake Superior shoreline. The first night we were here we were in a storm pattern and the waves were in 3-4 ft range.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Since it was a rainy, blustery day we decided to go out to lunch and ended up at the Lock View Restaurant in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Jan and I had a front row table to see the Frontenac ( an ore carrier ) proceed through the Soo Lock. This lock system was built at the "rapids of Saint Mary ( Sault Ste Marie ) and eliminated a lengthy portage around the rapids.
The army Corps of Engineers has a facility complete with armed guards to control the visitors to the locks but it's all free.
We enjoyed the lunch and the chance to see how these ships proceed from Lake Huron to Lake Superior which approximately 20' higher than Huron.