Yellow Dog Falls and Michigan’s Water

Yellow Dog Falls near Big Bay, photo by Michigan Nut Photography Have I said lately how great Go Waterfalling is? It’s the best! There’s comprehensive and informative listing with solid advice for visiting waterfalls in Michigan, neighboring Ontario & Wisconsin and the rest of the nation from California to West Virginia. The Go Waterfalling page on Yellow … Continue reading Yellow Dog Falls and Michigan’s Water

Heavenly curtain at the Phoenix Church

A special Sunday “I changed the cover of the Michigan in Pictures Facebook” edition of Michigan in Pictures. God is light, photo by Jiqing Fan The Keweenaw County Historical Society page about their Phoenix Church in Houghton explains: St. Mary’s Church was built in 1858 to serve the Catholic residents in the nearby mining community of Cliff, scene … Continue reading Heavenly curtain at the Phoenix Church

“A” Shaft at Cliff Shaft Mine Museum

“A” Shaft at Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, Ishpeming, Mi., photo by Thom Skelding The Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum page at Pure Michigan says that the Ishpeming museum is open June – September Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm: Walk back in history to see local historical artifacts representing the local community during the … Continue reading “A” Shaft at Cliff Shaft Mine Museum

Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Sunset | Soo Locks, photo by Camaeleo While I’ve shared numerous photos from the Soo Locks, I’ve never provided the history of one of Michigan’s defining marvels. The Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau has a brief Soo Locks history: In 1797, the Northwest Fur Company constructed a navigation lock 38 feet long on the Canadian side … Continue reading Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Michigan Tech Huskies are on the road to hockey’s Frozen Four

Michigan Tech vs Minnesota State, photo by Michigan Tech Huskies There’s just one Michigan team that will compete for a chance to appear in the NCAA hockey Frozen Four, and it’s a perennial hockey power that you may not know about: the Michigan Tech Huskies. Tech has won three national titles in 1962, 1965 and 1972, and the … Continue reading Michigan Tech Huskies are on the road to hockey’s Frozen Four

Lighthouses, Engineers & Orlando Metcalfe Poe

Poe Reef Lighthouse under construction, courtesy National Archives & Lighthouse Friends Estately has compiled a list of what each state has the most of and for once, Michigan appears to have come off well: Michigan has the most lighthouses and the most engineers per capita. So if you’re a photographer looking for a romantic getaway … Continue reading Lighthouses, Engineers & Orlando Metcalfe Poe

Foggy Morning on Portage Lake and the Tyndall Effect

Foggy morning, photo by Jiqing Fan Wikipedia says that Portage Lake is part of the Keweenaw Waterway, a partly natural, partly artificial waterway that cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula to provide access for shipping from Lake Superior. If you click the link you can get an aerial view. View Jiqing Fan’s photo bigger and see … Continue reading Foggy Morning on Portage Lake and the Tyndall Effect

The Upper Peninsula Night Sky

Tahquamenon Falls, by LakeSuperiorPhoto It’s certainly no secret that one of my favorite Michigan photographers is Shawn Stockman Malone of Lake Superior Photo. The latest national outlet to recognize her work is Huffington Post Detroit, which assembled a collection of her UP Night Sky photos in a nice feature that says (in part): Stockman-Malone runs … Continue reading The Upper Peninsula Night Sky

The Houghton Blitz: Lighting the Quincy Mine

2014-houghton-blitz-2978, photo by Christopher Schmidt “Our children were born here and now we have five grandchildren to celebrate also. We have proud geological roots here. We think the shaft should be bright on our birthdays, and this would be a good way to support geoheritage and the QMHA. We hope other local families will consider … Continue reading The Houghton Blitz: Lighting the Quincy Mine

Michigan’s Blue Economy

Where Two Waters Meet, photo by Robby Ryke Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC), have released a report titled “Innovating for the Blue Economy“. The report cites nearly $300 million in awards for water-related research and outreach from 2009 … Continue reading Michigan’s Blue Economy