Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Michigan part 2
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Museum
Hoeft State Park
Mackinaw City - Bats and Fudge!!
Next leg up Lake Huron side we visited cool NOAA Museum and understand about Great Lakes Shipping and shipwrecks better. All Great lakes Shipwrecks are well preserved due to fresh water adn cold water. We learned the boats would pass close together in order to exchange mail. Shipping was on the rise in 1825 when the Erie Canal was completed in NY
The Mackinaw Suspension Bridge 5 miles in length was completed in 1957 to connect lower and upper Michigan.
The day up the coast was Sunny and bright and we paused to look for Petosky rocks while at Sturgeon Point. Our day in Mackinac City was wet, windy and wild. Excellent Fudge was to be had and we found these little bats hanging out on the Stucco walls everywhere.
Mackinaw bridge is where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet.