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lower falls

 

upper falls

 

 

have to have a selfie once and awhile

had about 100 steps to reach the "brink"

 


First stop was a Logging Museum ... offered low cost stay while we drove about 35 miles to see Whitefish Point... the shipping graveyard of the Great Lakes. They have a nice museum with an emphasis on some deep diving technologies to reach depths of over 500 ft. Of course there was a lot of attention paid to the Edmund Fitzgerald. Interesting fact: the days of the high traffic of iron ore freighters is over. At the trades height, there were over 3000 trips annually (no wonder there were so many sinkings at the bottleneck at the eastern end of Lake Superior). Today only about 200 annually.

On the way back to Newberry we stopped to see the Tahquamenon (rhymes with phenomenon) Falls. The lower falls, it seems, could only be fully appreciated by renting a boat and paddling out to it... we passed on that and walked to the upper falls. Here you can get up and person. Nice state park.



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