Want to keep track of the tall ships locations while they sail around the Great Lakes? With the Tall Ships Celebration that is happening in Bay City this weekend July 18th to the 21st, they will be traveling from Lake Erie up the Detroit River, the St Clair River and around the Thumb. You can
Driving into Ludington I passed several beautiful old houses. This Victorian painted lady really caught my eye. Built in 1889, by Dr. Frank and Fanny Allen Latimer the house is now a bed and breakfast known as The Inn at Luddington. P.S. It’s Amazon Prime day and they have Volume 1 of Lost In Michigan
By the 1740s, French Catholic missionaries had come to the area near Good Heart, known to the Odawa as Waganakising which means Middle Village, to minister to local tribes. Later, missionary work was taken up by others, including Bishop Frederic Baraga, who dedicated a church at this site on August 1, 1833. The present St.
If you have ever driven through Marine City you have probably noticed the lighthouse that stands in a downtown park along the St. Marys River. It seems a little out of place and that is because it was moved to its current location after the old tower was no longer needed. The tower was built
A few miles northeast of Munising Is the Munising Falls. It is a beautiful waterfall that is fed by a spring a couple of miles upstream. The water cascades over the stone cliff as it flows into Lake Superior. A parking lot and visitor’s center is located on Sand Point Road and it is a
Starkweather Hall is a religious and educational building located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1972 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is the oldest building on EMU’s campus. Philanthropist Mary Ann Starkweather bequeathed $10,000 to construct the building for
For those of us who have lived in Michigan a long time we know not to rely too much on the weather forecast, especially if they say it is gonna be nice a sunny tomorrow. Inevitably tomorrow gets here and the weather is less than ideal. When I am up north and it’s cold and
I have been in the process of moving my website to a different server. I think I have everything up and running again. It was a long and nerve-wracking process but hopefully, It’s over and I can get back to posting on a regular basis. This is my first post on the new server and
Most people are familiar with the S.S. Badger car ferry that traverses Lake Michigan from Ludington to Wisconsin. few know that she has a twin sister the S.S. Spartan that is tied up in Ludington near where the Badger loads and unloads vehicles in Ludington. It was built in 1950 along with its sister ship.
The Eaton County Courthouse Square is a rare Michigan example of an intact nineteenth-century government complex. The showplace of the square, the stately Renaissance Revival courthouse built in 1883-85, was designed by D.W. Gibbs & Company of Toledo, Ohio. The interior features several marbleized slate fireplaces, stained glass and native butternut trim. A cast zinc