Michigan: Port Huron

 

Port Huron, located on Lake Huron close to where it flows into Lake St. Clair is located on the eastern side of Michigan, about sixty miles north of Detroit.

The Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River and carries international traffic between Port Huron, Michigan, and Point Edward and Sarnia, Ontario.

 

A busy waterway, the St. Clair River provides an important link to not only Lake Huron but all the Great Lakes west and north, providing a necessary route to the upper Mid West.

Sarnia Ontario Canada lies on the opposite side of Lake Huron

 

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

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Michigan: New Baltimore

 

Located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair, New Baltimore is a quaint bedroom community located between  Detroit and Port Huron.

 

The lake front picnic shelter provides a convenient shelter for family outings.

Seen from the water, with the landmark water tower in the background, the community center grounds is an ideal setting for afternoon outings.

Unique Architecture

Some of the interesting architecture in town.

Grand Pacific House

The Grand Pacific House was a popular hotel in New Baltimore’s Golden Age.

 

A popular restaurant, Finns provides a complete menu for your dining pleasure.

Stoney Creek Metro Park provides a respite from the rigors of city life.

Michigan: Presque Isle

The community and the township are named for Presque Isle (literally, “almost an island”) which is French for “peninsula”.

Michigan has many light houses, more than any other state, this is one of the most beautiful.

 

Located just a few miles north of Alpena on Highway 23, it is a convenient rest stop on the way to Mackinac Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The caretaker’s house has been converted into a museum and visitor center.

A picturesque hiking trail through a small forest leads to Lake Huron.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Michigan:Sturgeon Point

 

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is located north of Alpena and about five miles north of Harrisville.
The light still works and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Made of brick masonry on an ashlar limestone foundation, the light station was built in 1869 by the United States Light House Board. The Board was in the midst of a lighthouse building boom on the Great Lakes due to increased maritime traffic, during which time, hundreds of such light houses were built.

Today, while still in operation, it is one of the most visited sites in northern Michigan.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Michigan: Hubbard Lake

 

 

Hubbard Lake, located about thirty miles south of Alpena in the north east corner of the state, is a vacation paradise.

Sunset on Lake Hubbard

Not only are the sunset beautiful, the lake is filled with fish that just love to be caught.

Michigan Sunset

Temperatures in the winter can often hover at thirty-five below zero, the summers are much more agreeable with temperatures in the seventies and eighties, occasionally a low temperature in the forties can be experienced, even in July.

Hubbard Lake

Quiet Vacation spot

Comfortable cabins are available for rental on a daily or weekly rate.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way, he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Michigan: Thomas Edison Grew Up In Port Huron

Thomas Edison, famous inventor grew up in Port Huron Michigan

He began selling newspapers on the train from Port Huron to Detriot at the ripe old age of twelve. Soon he had others working for him selling papers on the various trains leaving out of Port Huron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today that would be called child abuse. What an opportunity the kids of today miss by not learning proper work ethics at an early age.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

Rock Port, Michigan

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Rock Port Park is a 4,237 acre state park located along the shore of Lake Huron in Presque and Alpena counties. 

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An old limestone quarry it was used in days of old to transport the limestone from the quarry to destinations around the world.

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Today there isn’t much left but a pile of stone and boat piers that are no longer in use.

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The channels were deep enough so that almost any shop could dock and load it’s cargo.

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With several ship wrecks just off the coast, it is a favorite scuba diving spot and training facility for the local rescue squads.

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Bats do hibernate in the caves located in the  area. Also , this is northern Michigan so wildlife of all varieties abound.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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