Veterans Day at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly

holly 107, photo by jmbarclay. Today is Veterans Day and I hope everyone gets a chance to to take some time to remember those who have served and are serving our nation. I’m pretty sure this photo is from the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. The Holly cemetery is the second national cemetery…

Remembering Red Wings legend Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe 1960s, photo by Edward Noble (via Wayne T. ‘Tom’ Helfrich) The Detroit Red Wings shared the sad news that hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away yesterday morning. The Hockey Hall of Fame has an excellent profile of Gordie Howe that reads (in part): Gordie Howe is referred to as simply “Mr. Hockey”. World War II had just…

Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building

The Mott Foundation Building in Flint, photo by Steve Brown My post on Tuesday generated a little controversy because I stated who I was supporting in Michigan’s primary and also that I’d continue to share my personal opinions here on Michigan in Pictures. Most readers who commented agreed, including Jim Schaefer who shared the most powerful comment…

Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

Esch Beach, Otter Creek, photo by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the most popular…

#TBT: Wreck of the Carl D. Bradley

Carl D. Bradley, photo by John Rochon If you know of any shipwreck on the Great Lakes, chances are it’s the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. While that was no doubt a terrible tragedy, my vote for the most grievous loss is the S.S. Carl D Bradley which sank 56 years ago next Tuesday on November 18,…

Murder Mystery at Grand Island North Light

Grand Island North Light, photo by Jeff Shook The photo above is from the Grand Island North Light page at Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light. Head over there for all kinds of information about one of Michigan’s lonelier lighthouses. As Halloween is tomorrow, I thought I’d share the tale of a mysterious murder at North…

The Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes: The St. Mary’s Challenger

Departing…….., photo by smiles7 7 years ago I shared the story of the Southdown Challenger on Michigan in Pictures. I was happy to see that the oldest operational freighter on the Great Lakes is still in action. The feature on the St. Marys Challenger on Boatnerd.com begins: Currently holding the honors of being the oldest lake…