Monday, June 22, 2015

6/15 Whitefish Point, MI, & Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Whitefish Point is a point of land that juts out into eastern Lake Superior.  Ships coming from Duluth must pass this point just before entering the St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks.  It is where the famous Edmund Fitzgerald and many other ships have sunk over the past couple of hundred years.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located in the old U.S. Coast Guard facility that operated the lighthouse on the point.  There are quite a few buildings because originally this area was very isolated.

Here is the Edmund Fitzgerald bell. Not much has been removed from this ship so there are not very many artifacts. 

Lots of exhibits of the history of this area and other shipwrecks.  Native Americans would have passed this point of land as part of their fur trade route.

Very foggy and buggy on this day, which shows the need for a lighthouse here!  After a quick look at the beach and lake, I headed back to the RV, although my son took the kids for a short beach walk.  

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