In 1984 a fire gutted the building and I see it is for sale for $795,000 with surrounding acreage. Have you ever thought of living in a lighthouse.
In the 1840 the copper rush started and this area built up from the boom. The area is recreational now and you will see places vacated for many years.
The Brockway Mountain Drive, 8.8 miles, has several nice vista spots to enjoy the scene.
In research, I discovered that this is called the Keweenaw Waterway . It was first dredged in 1860 and has a depth of 25 feet. Locally the area north is known as Copper Island because it is not connected to the Upper Peninsula. Only way across is by US 41/ M-26.
This is the birds eye view of the Huron Mountain. This is a very rugged and wild area. If this is your thing, Most peaks do not have names. Mount Arvon at 1980 feet is the tallest spot in Michigan and Mount Curwood is second at 1979 feet. This area gets much lake effect snow. It is estimated that snowfall will exceed 200 inches per winter.
From Grand Marais I took the unimproved roads through the park land. I wanted to experience the woods and maybe get a view of the lake. These sandstone cliffs are weathered primarily by Lake Superior. Beautiful colors are vivid in the sunshine. You will also find sandy beaches, waterfalls, and forest paths.
You will find other waterfalls: Munising, Miners Mosquito, Chapel, and Spray. It is recommended that you bring a map since GPS does not always work.
The rear range light at Munising.
Grand Marais is French for "bid marsh." Michigan has many marshy areas through both peninsulas. There are several points of interest in this area to see before I move on. Look further to see the Pickle Barrel House, the harbor light, Au Sable light house, Light Keeper House Museum, Grand Marais Ranger Station, and the Sable Falls
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