Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oh no, snow in the forecast

Yes, this morning the local weather forecast mentioned the word some dread, some cheer, snow.  In honor of this first mention I bring you the ultimate winter cap, the Stormy Kromer.  A UP (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) classic, this sign is on the side of the Mackinaw Straits Fish Co. in St. Ignace, our first stop after crossing the bridge.  Here we purchase supper, fresh whitefish fillets.  

Explore the history of the Stormy Kromer cap and learn more about George "Stormy" Kromer who asked his wife Ida to modify a baseball cap for colder weather, the Stormy Kromer cap.
And for a more traditional place to buy your cap, you cannot beat the best department store in the Upper Peninsula, an old fashioned, traditional department store, Getzs in Marquette.


  1. Had dinner in St. Ignace just a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad I will be missing the dreaded four letter word, however.

  2. I am one of those who does not like winter weather. I wouldn't mind a taste of the fish filets though!