Speaking of Alpena: Rockport State Park

RockPort I, photo by Jeff Gaydash In the course of writing about on how Alpena was named, I ran across this great photo from Rockport. It used to be called the Rockport Property, and in February it became the newest state park in Michigan. The DNR news release explains: Rockport State Park offers many unique … Continue reading Speaking of Alpena: Rockport State Park

Remembering Michigan’s legendary architect Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn’s legacy, photo by .brianday. “Architecture is 90 percent business and 10 percent art.” ~Albert Kahn Legendary Detroit architect Albert Kahn died on December 8, 1942. The Albert Kahn entry at Wikipedia begins: Kahn was born on March 21, 1869 in Rhaunen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kahn came to Detroit in 1880 at the age of … Continue reading Remembering Michigan’s legendary architect Albert Kahn

Absolute Michigan Photo Fridays: Churning

Churning, photo by Jeff Gaydash. For those of you who are looking for another photo every week, I encourage you to check out Photo Fridays on Absolute Michigan. Almost every week, we feature the work of one of the great photographers in our Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr, along with some of their thoughts about … Continue reading Absolute Michigan Photo Fridays: Churning

The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Sticks and Stones, photo by Jeff Gaydash. November is Shipwreck month on Absolute Michigan, and today we have one of the best Weird Michigan features ever, The Ghost of Minnie Quay, which tells a haunting tale of love and loss from Forester, Michigan. The last Wednesday of every month is a “Weird Wednesday” on Absolute … Continue reading The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Studying the Rouge Complex

Rouge Remnants: Study II, photo by Jeff Gaydash. Jeff writes: Freighters travel this portion of The Rouge to access Henry Ford’s Rouge Complex, where upon completion in 1928 was the largest industrial complex in the world. The massive facility had the ability to turn raw materials such as iron ore into complete vehicles ready for … Continue reading Studying the Rouge Complex

Whitefish Point Groyne Study

Whitefish Point Groyne Study, photo by Jeff Gaydash. Jeff writes: On November 10, 1975, the famous SS Edmund Fitzgerald, one of the largest freighters on the Great Lakes sank about 17 miles from this location in approximately the direction in which this groyne is pointing. All 29 crew members were lost. In case you’re like … Continue reading Whitefish Point Groyne Study