Back in 2020 I shared my nephew’s camping trip to his favorite place up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, also known as The U.P. He and his wife love camping on Lake Michigan close to Historic Fayette, Michigan. Today I thank James for his beautiful photographs of the lake and woods in another great stay last week.
They enjoyed camping, hiking, and swimming. The days were bright and beautiful.
They also enjoyed local attractions.
A big Indian is always a good reason to take a vacation detour. Michigan’s legendary Hiawatha statue, “World’s Tallest and Largest Indian ” in Ironwood, Michigan. The sign claims it’s the largest but that honor goes to a skinny giant in Skowhegan, Maine, which stretches skyward another ten feet. Hiawatha was built by Gordon Displays in St. Paul, Minnesota, and funded by Charlie Gotta, an Ironwood car dealer. In June 1964 Hiawatha was trucked to Ironwood and erected on the site of the Old Norrie Iron Mine. The statue’s location was intended to entice tourists through downtown.
The world’s largest rubber duck, Mama Duck, is in Marquette, Michigan’s Lower Harbor this August as part of the Festival of Sail 2022 on Lake Superior. This includes a group of tall ships.
I thank James and Heather for sharing the photos of their trip with us.
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