Fall at Miners Castle

Miners Castle by Charles Bonham I always wondered about the whole “miner” thing with Miners River/Falls/Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  The Miners Falls Trail Guide explains that: Visited by passing English geologists in 1771-1772, the nearby Miners River was named by employees of Alexander Henry during one of his exploratory trips on Lake Superior. … Continue reading Fall at Miners Castle

#TBT Miners Castle Loses a Turret

Freezing, photo by Lars Jensen Here’s a throwback Thursday post with an article originally published April 14, 2006 on Absolute Michigan… The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reports that one of the two turrets on Miner’s Castle is no more: On Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, the northeast turret of Miners Castle collapsed. One turret remains on … Continue reading #TBT Miners Castle Loses a Turret

#TBT: Atop Miners Castle

Atop Miners Castle, photo by Roger Dinda On April 13, 2006 one of the most recognizable rock formations in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Miners Castle collapsed. The Lakeshore explains: On Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, the northeast turret of Miners Castle collapsed. One turret remains on Miners Castle, the best-known feature of Pictured Rocks … Continue reading #TBT: Atop Miners Castle

Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks

Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks, photo by Ann Fisher The Washington Post has a feature on Lake Superior’s stubborn ice cover: As of Memorial Day, ice covered 4.5 percent of Lake Superior according to NOAA, and 1.7 percent of the Great Lakes overall (though Superior is the only lake with remaining ice). The recent … Continue reading Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks

Miners Castle Sunset

“Miners Castle Sunset” – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, photo by Michigan Nut I figured to close “Pictured Rocks week” on Michigan in Pictures, I needed a photo from one of the people who captures the stunning beauty the best – John McCormick aka Michigan Nut. As you can see from this shot, he really does an … Continue reading Miners Castle Sunset

Miners Castle in Winter

Ice Cove, photo by Rudy Malmquist Since I’m up in the Pictured Rocks, I thought it would be a good time to share this video of Lake Superior waves at Pictured Rocks in winter by Lars Jensen. Check this out background bigtacular and see more in Rudy’s UP Winter 2010 slideshow. More from the Pictured Rocks … Continue reading Miners Castle in Winter

Pictured Rocks fleet at Miners Castle

Pictured Rocks fleet at Miners Castle, photo by ExploreMunising.com The above photo was posted to the ExploreMunising.com Facebook last July. It shows four boats from the Pictured Rocks fleet passing Miner’s Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The tour boats are a great way to see the many formations the Lakeshore offers. Visit their website … Continue reading Pictured Rocks fleet at Miners Castle

Miners Castle, Winter

Img_7456, originally uploaded by jensenl. Miners Castle is located in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. According to the National Park Service: Miners Castle was named by Englishman Alexander Henry’s employees when they were exploring the area for minerals in 1771. Though no minerals were ever found, the name “Miners” has endured. From Lars Jensen’s amazing … Continue reading Miners Castle, Winter

Miner’s Castle, before it fell

Miner’s Castle before it fell, photo by spauldi1 Today is the 10th anniversary of the collapse of one of the turrets on the Miner’s Castle formation in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, the northeast turret of Miners Castle collapsed. One turret remains on Miners Castle, the best-known feature of Pictured … Continue reading Miner’s Castle, before it fell