Michigan: Hubbard Lake

Hubbard Lake is located approximately thirty miles south of  Alpena Michigan in the northeast corner of the state. There are many cottages around the lake, making it a favorite vacation spot for Michiganders.

 

Located in Alcona County in northern Michigan, the lake is seven miles long, and about two miles wide. Averaging thirty-two feet deep, it is about eighty-five feet deep at it’s deepest point.

 

Popular for winter as well as summer fishing, the lake is well stocked with bass, northern pike, yellow perch, tiger muskie, trout, and walleye.

 

Located in northern Michigan, the lake is prone to gorgeous sunsets.

With clear blue skies, crisp nights, and a zillion stars, it is the perfect getaway for young and old.

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: 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.

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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.

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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.

Indiana Countryside

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Dubbed “The Crossroads of America” Indiana has long been at the “center ” of things since the very beginning.

Located near the center of the country, at one time everything and everyone who transversed our land had to pass through Indiana. That has changed over time, but Indiana still is prominent in the transportation system of the United States. It has a rare beauty not found anywhere else. Looking past all the corn fields, there is much to see.

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This bridge, located on a country road, named Cave Hill Road in southeastern Indiana, crosses Laughery Creek between Friendship and Versailles.  In a desolate and hard to find location, except for local travelers, very few people know it even exists.

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The Enochsburg Bridge  is another unknown bridge. It is just east of Enochsburg in Decatur County in southeastern Indiana. It provides a crossing across Salt Creek, enabling one to take a back road to either Oldenburg or Batesville.

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The Hahn Reservoir, a city lake that supplies water to the city of Batesville.

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Lake Santee, a manmade lake that lies between Greensburg and Batesville, just north of New Point and exit 143 on I-74. It is a 250-acre lake with excellent water skiing and fishing.

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 The author 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

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Brookville Lake, Franklin County Indiana

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A quiet refuge from the daily hustle and bustle, Brookville Reservoir in the southeastern corner of Indiana, lies on the east fork of the Whitewater River Valley near Brookville Indiana.  It is a part of the Brookville Lake -Whitewater Memorial State Park Complex. 

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The lake is home to two State Recreation Areas: Mounds State Recreation Area (not to be confused with Mounds State Park in Anderson) and Quakertown State Recreation Area.

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For scenic beauty the best time to visit is October when the fall colors are displayed in all their splendor.The lake has more than 25 miles of hiking trails, boating opportunities, and nationally known recreational and sport fishing.

Two beaches and more than 400 campsites make this an ideal family vacation spot, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy.

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The area was purchased by the federal government for flood control and to provide a place for wildlife and recreation. More than 11,000 acres provide a variety of habitats for plants and wildlife. Brookville is one of the few sites in Indiana where walleye grow big enough for fisheries biologists to milk the females for eggs to supply walleye fry to many lakes in Indiana.

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Traces of prehistoric Native American mounds are still found throughout this valley. The area is known by some worldwide for its significant deposit of Ordovician fossils. These 450-million-year-old fossils, reminders of a primeval inland sea, can still be seen.

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 The author 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Long Lake ; Alpena Michigan

It had been a long time since my wife visited this house, she spent many summers here as a child enjoying the lake.

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Long Lake is a 5,625 acre lake just seven miles north of Alpena Michigan. It is on the boundary o  Alpena and Presque Counties. Only a stone’s throw from Lake Huron, it offers an alternative for those not wanting to go on the larger lakes. 

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Fishing is abundant, many varieties of fish  including large mouth bass,small mouth bass,northern pike,sunfish,rock bass, yellow perch,walleye, and whitefish.  

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The name “Long Lake” is common among Michigan’s 11,037 inland lakes which cover 1,305 square miles  of inland water. There are a total of thirty three other lakes in Michigan with the name Long Lake, including the most well known one, which is near Traverse City on the opposite side of Michigan.

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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

Your comments appreciated

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This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.

Hubbard Lake

Hubbard Lake

One of the tenth largest lakes in the state of Michigan Hubbard Lake provide the opportunity to fish for bass,yellow perch,tiger muskie,trout, and walleye.

There are many cottage homes around the lake shore, providing for winter ice fishing as well as summer angling. The lake is a favorite vacation spot for many Michiganders.

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Located in Alcona County in northern Michigan,it covers 8,850 acres and is two miles wide and seven miles long, and is eighty five feet deep at it’s maximum depth.

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The nearest town is Hubbard Lake on the north side of the lake, just a wide spot in the road with a couple of small stores and a gas station. The closest town of any size is Alpena about thirty miles away.

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Part of a large tract of land of more than six million acres that was ceded by the Ojibwa ,Ottawa and Potawatomi Indians to the United States in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw, it did’t become settled by white settlers until the 1830s.

 

 

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The lake has had several names,Bottomless Lake, Coral Lake and Alcona Lake.

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It was finally named Hubbard Lake in honor of Dr. Bela Hubbard a prominent geologist in the state of Michigan.

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Today it is a favorite spot to come and enjoy the scenery, fish, ski, or just chill out and forget the problems of the world.

 

 

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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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Remembering a simpler time, a time when neighbor knew neighbor and people helped each other.

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Port Huron Michigan

In 1814, Fort Gratiot was established at the base of Lake Huron and was considered to be the first Euro-American population in the area. There was an Ojibwa reservation in part of the modern area of Port Huron until 1836. In later years Fort Gratiot was incorporated into Port Huron.

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Port Huron was the boyhood home of Thomas Edison who moved here in 1854.

 

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12 year old Thomas Edison rode the train daily to Detroit and back selling newspapers. He earned enough in a very short time to supplement his income and buy chemical and other items for his experiments. 

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The Grand Trunk Western Railroad tunnel was opened in 1891 and links Port Huron with Canada. This international ,so called submarine railway tunnel, was the first international tunnel in the world. The tunnel’s total length is 6,025 feet , with 2,290 feet  underwater. The tunnel operations were electrified in 1908 and then converted to diesel fuel in 1958. Tracks were lowered in 1949 to accommodate larger freight cars. During World War 1, a plot to blast the tunnel was foiled. In later years, a new tunnel was constructed.

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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

Your comments appreciated

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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

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