Whitefish Point, Michigan

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Whitefish Point, Michigan. "Graveyard of the Great Lakes"

For this post, I am not going to make too many comments, and just let the photos speak for themselves. In my mind, it conveys the peace that the actual place displayed. This was early the second day of our trip, @queenbee1977 and I were tired, but we made a long day of it anyway!

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Learnin' stuff...

One thing that I personally enjoyed more than anything else during this entire trip was seeing my wife learn things she did not know. The entire time she was reading all the signs and just really opening her horizons. I am blessed to have her in my life...

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You are here!

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Rock Hounds!

Whitefish point is famous for the many smooth stones that wash up here, as well as for the Piping Clover, an endangered bird species. Petoskey stones and many other rare stones are easily found here, and of course, we did our share of looking!

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Gorgeous!

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Queenbee1977

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Tagging hatchlings...

Here is a group that was going out to tag the hatchlings of the Piping Clover. Not sure that taking a bunch of people out to the nest is the best idea, but hey, trust the science, right?

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Shadows and lighting...

Here you can see the horrible lighting tactics I use when taking photos...

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The Edmund Fitzgerald...

There is a famous song by the folk singer, Jim Croce called "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and if you have never heard it, I highly recommend it. Here you can see a statue erected in honor of that shipwreck, which took place right off Whitefish Point.

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Great Lakes Shipwreck Musem

Because of the number of wrecks that have taken place off Whitefish Point, the State of Michigan built a museum in honor of them here. We decided to not go into the museum, as our schedule was pretty tight that day, but of course, I took photos!

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Maritime Flags

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The Shipwreck Museum

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Something I found interesting...

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Another view

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Yet another...

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How is that for a rudder?

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The ship the huge rudder came from.

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Again, notice the shadow in the corner...argh lighting, or lazy editing 🤣 !

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Finally...

No bad shadows! At least I got one good photo out of all of them. That was about all there was to see here without going into the museum, but our next stop was super awesome! We got to go to the top, and outside on the balcony of a real lighthouse! Stay tuned!

Thank you for reading!

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