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Aug 9, 2018 - M-26

M-26 is the road that runs along the rocky northern shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. It starts in Copper Harbor and runs south to Houghton and beyond. We drove as far as Eagle Harbor, a small resort town on a sheltered bay off of Lake Superior. It was popular with early sailors on Lake Superior since it had a good steamboat landing and was about equally distant from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, and Duluth, Minnesota. We stopped at the Eagle Harbor Life Saving Station that was built in 1938 and was operated by the Coast Guard. It's museum...

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Sep 2, 2011 - Eagle Harbor

It was pretty rough on the water today so, being the wimps we are, we decided to drive around the west side of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Eagle Point and Eagle Harbor. All along the way were little parks with bathrooms, picnic tables and magnificent views of the lake. The sun was in and out and the wind was fierce but the coastline was spectacular with long sandy beaches interspersed with cliffs of red conglomerate rocks and other pebbled beaches. We stopped several places to walk a little with Dixie. When we got to Eagle Point, we had lunch...

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Jul 31, 2010 - Seeing The Sights

After breakfast, our first stop was a short hike to Fort Wilkins. This fort was built in 1844 by the US army to keep peace between the copper miners and local Indians. We were fortunate that a civil war re-enactment group was there preparing meals just like they did back in 1840. Kitty won't admit it, but she remembers cooking like that! They also fired their cannon several times a day to demonstrate how it was done back then. A doctor was giving a lecture on how they embalmed solders that were killed in action. It was all very interesting...

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