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Old 10-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #84
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Whitefish Point to Grand Marais - Part I

The return route from Whitefish Point to M-123 takes in some what can be troubling sand for some. No pictures, but I'm sure you get the idea.

M-123 is a nice ride.

Popular with motorcyclists.

Tahquamenon Falls is along this route.

Back onto a county road.

The go-around to Rainbow Lodge takes in roads like this.

The primary route takes to sandy roads.

The route takes to an ATV width ORV trail that runs through a recently logged area.

The mouth of the Two Hearted River near Rainbow Lodge. This was once the site of a lifesaving station.

On November 4th,1869, the schooner Arnold left Marquette headed to Sault Ste Marie. It had a crew of nine and two passengers on board. Shortly after they started out, a gale kicked in that raged for 24 hours. When the Arnold didn't show at the Sault, people figured it was lost. One problem with wrecks on Lake Superior in those days was the largely desolate shoreline. Over a month later, a mail carrier was traveling along the beach near the Two hearted River when he spotted the hull of a ship. A pack of wolves kept him from getting closer to the wreck to investigate. A search party later discovered the wreck and found some of the crew members encased in ice. The bodies were recovered and buried in the spring.

A happy fisherman.

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