Whitefish Point lighthouse in silhouette at sunset
Photo Credits go to my daughter, Jamie....she's quite the budding photographer. My favorite is the one above: a silhouette of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse: the oldest active lighthouse on this lake, was shot at sunset on Whitefish Point on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is also the location of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
All the other photos were taken at the same location. The bittersweet homemade memorials are from their families to a few of the local sailors who perished on the "Edmund Fitzgerald" that went down in the gales of November in lake in 1975, before she could even send out a single distress signal. The legend of this lake is many lost sailors and buried ships. There's also an excellent museum in Sault Sainte Marie that you would enjoy and there are lighthouses and many historic markers all along Lake Superior. Even more eye-opening is to visit this lake in November when the winds or gales are blowing, sometimes you can hardly believe a sailor would be brave enough to be on the slippery cold deck of a ship, when you can hardly stand up on shore!