Sunday Bridges! This is day two of our journey to visit Isle Royale in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. We had stopped at the Ranger Station in Houghton and then lunched in Bridgeview Park before heading off over the Portage Lift Bridge, the "widest and heaviest double decked vertical lift bridge in the world," to Hancock and Copper Harbor where the next morning we boarded the boat for the island some 55 miles away over choppy Superior water.
One of the Artists in Residence programs we attended on the island was presented by John and Ann Mohan, writers and photographers, from, gasp, the Lower Peninsula (sometimes called trolls by the Yoopers). For more about their photography and writing on Isle Royale and Lake Superior, visit Sweetwater Visions. Their photography will give a glimpse of the beauty of the island.
But back to the twin cities of Houghton-Hancock in the Keweenau Peninsula, a great place to find fresh white fish, good pasties, and begin to learn the history of the peninsula's land and peoples. Houghton is the home of Michigan Technological University and Hancock hosts Finlandia University, home of the Finish American Archive and Museum. For a virtual adventure in the history and beauty of the Keweenau, visit Virtual Keweenau.