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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #560 on: June 07, 2018, 03:59:58 am »
Descending Brockway Mountain, thereís an overlook to park at in order to view Lake Fanny Hooe.











 

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« Reply #561 on: June 07, 2018, 04:02:42 am »
The small village of Copper Harbor, Michigan.

 

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« Reply #562 on: June 07, 2018, 04:03:45 am »
A few pics of Copper Harbor.

 

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« Reply #563 on: June 07, 2018, 04:04:34 am »
Copper Harbor lighthouse in the distance.

 

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« Reply #566 on: June 07, 2018, 04:08:24 am »
A couple kayaking the calm and pure Copper Harbor water.  Looks like fun to me.  Iíve yet to purchase a kayak, hoping to in the future.

 

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« Reply #568 on: June 07, 2018, 04:18:33 am »
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is a historical park operated by the U.S. state of Michigan at Copper Harbor, Michigan. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and is a "Cooperating Site" of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Copper Harbor is located at the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, bordering Lake Superior. It is one of the best natural harbors in Keweenaw County and was a quick focus of attention after copper was discovered on the peninsula in the 1830s.

In the early 1840s, a copper rush took place, with fortune-seekers moving from all directions to the peninsula. The U.S. government was concerned about possible disorder and violence, and lake shipping interests asked the government to build an aid to navigation so that essential supplies could be shipped in and the copper moved out.

The U.S. Army occupied Fort Wilkins, located east of Copper Harbor, Michigan on the strait of land between Copper Harbor and northern shore of Lake Fanny Hooe, in 1844. The troops stationed there were intended to help with local law enforcement and to keep the peace between miners and the local Ojibwas; some Chippewa opposed the Treaty of La Pointe that had ceded the area to the United States in 1842-1843.

However, the fort proved to be unnecessary. The Chippewa largely accepted the influx, and the miners were law-abiding. The Army built 27 structures, including a guardhouse, powder magazine, 7 officer's quarters, two barracks, two mess halls, hospital, storehouse, sutler's store, quartermaster's store, bakery, blacksmith's shop, carpenter's shop, icehouse, four quarters for married enlisted men, stables, and a slaughter house, to house the operations of two full-strength infantry companies. Several of these structures still survive. Others have been rebuilt following archaeological excavations.

When it was first garrisoned in 1844, two companies (A and B of the 5th infantry) were stationed there. When war was declared with Mexico, the soldiers were needed elsewhere. Companies A and B were sent to Texas and were replaced by Company K. The next year Company K was also sent to Mexico, and in 1846 the fort was temporarily abandoned, leaving behind a single caretaker, a Sergeant William Wright.

While the passing of Wright in 1855, the fort was subsequently rented by a Dr. Livermore, who hoped to open a health resort for people to come and take the bracing lake air. This plan fell through after his death in 1861. Dr. Livermore's tombstone and that of his daughter can still be found in the Copper Harbor Cemetery.

After the American Civil War, the U.S. army reoccupied Fort Wilkins for three years in 1867-1870. The U.S. Army needed a place for men to serve out the rest of their enlistments from the war. Company E was stationed there from 1867 until May 1869, when they were replaced by Company K First Infantry. The army permanently abandoned the facility at the end of August 1870.


In 1848, the Copper Harbor Lighthouse complex was begun on the tip of the eastern point of land, also sometimes called Hays Point, that sits at the entrance of the harbor. In 1923, the fort and adjacent lighthouse became a Michigan state park.

The historic portion of Fort Wilkins and nearby lighthouse are operated as a unit of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment's Park and Recreation Division as the immediately adjacent state park.

As of 2010, the facility is open to the public in summer months. For ten weeks each summer (JuneĖAugust) the fort is staffed with costumed personnel; they are historical interpreters portraying Army life during the fort's final summer as an active post.
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« Reply #570 on: June 07, 2018, 04:22:38 am »
Another place in my bucket, Isle Royale National Park.  An abundance of natural wildlife can be found on the island, which is astounding in and of itself, considering the island is 45 miles off the mainland.  Amazing the wolves, bears, moose, and all other animals swam such a distance.

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« Reply #571 on: June 07, 2018, 04:26:55 am »
US 41 begins north of Copper Harbor, Michigan and runs all the way to Miami, Florida, opposite side of the Florida peninsula than our fellow WDís, Mr. and Mrs. Zog and the Zog doggies.

 

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Re: A Dirty Wild Dog Rides to God's Country to Visit Da Yoopers, Eh.
« Reply #573 on: June 07, 2018, 04:30:56 am »
Closer pics of Copper Harbor lighthouse.

 

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« Reply #574 on: June 07, 2018, 04:31:57 am »
Zoomed in.

 

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« Reply #575 on: June 07, 2018, 04:33:45 am »
From Copper Harbor, I then rode back south down the peninsula, loaded up the Duc, and headed East.  A magnificent day of riding.

 

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« Reply #576 on: June 07, 2018, 04:38:09 am »
Ended up driving all the way to Manistique as a hotel room was hard to come by in Marquette or Munising.  That was okay with me, because my favorite mom n pop motel in the U.P. Is in Manistique, and when I called them, they had my favorite room awaiting my arrival, with the A/C set at 62F, just the way I like to sleep, in frigid temps for most people.  Yes, Iím one of those weirdos who sleeps with the window open in the dead of winter. 


 

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« Reply #577 on: June 07, 2018, 04:56:07 am »
Windows open in the cold?
Ok, you are definitely weird. :pot:
You are really privileged to be able to travel in such beautiful places.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #578 on: June 07, 2018, 05:05:33 am »
Windows open in the cold?
Ok, you are definitely weird. :pot:
You are really privileged to be able to travel in such beautiful places.
Thanks for sharing.

Yes, Iím a polar bear.  Iím in Texas currently, on a multi month motorbike trip.  The weather in North Texas has been unseasonably warm, with high temps over 100 degrees all last week.  This week, the temps have been below 100F, but the heat index (feels like temp) has been well in to the 100ís. 

Yesterday, I went out for a ride for 2 hours and drank 6 liters of water, still wasnít enough.  I was severely dehydrated last evening, with cramps and muscle spasms. 

Itís only going to get hotter in New Mexico and Arizona, before I can get to the higher elevations of Colorado and California.  Iím looking forward to some 60 degree temps!
 

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« Reply #579 on: June 07, 2018, 05:07:21 am »
Your bitch beach? Nice two piece too.  :thumleft:

I wish  ;)
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