Jan 16-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: January: Jan 16-09
Point Iroquois Light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Cindy Freeman

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 07:25 am:

Cindy Freeman took a winter journey out to Point Iroquois and brought back this bright Lighthouse shot. With the white snow covering everything around the grounds, it makes the Point Iroquois Lighthouse shine all by itself, with no illumination from the tower. This beacon is part of the Hiawatha National Forest, who in conjunction with the Bay Mills/Brimley Historical Research Society renovated the building and the grounds. In the summertime, visitors can enjoy the walkway that takes you to the Lake Superior shoreline where you can pick up driftwood and agates. During operational summer hours you can also climb the 65 foot tower to take in the view around the Point. Even though your options are pretty limited this time of year, Cindy shows us that a visit there in the winter is still a great experience.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 07:35 am:

The area around Pt. Iroquois is such a wonderful area to visit in the summer. I have been there several times and for some odd reason, there have been usually very few people around; at times we've been the only folks there.

And yes, there are agates on the beach!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 08:03 am:

Looks like a nice trip on the scoot.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 08:23 am:

I clikced on 'cam notes' as I always do, and I kept getting the pictures from Wednesday- 14th. I clicked the picture itself and there it is.

I love that picture. I love the lighthouses.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 08:24 am:

This is a neat lighthouse to visit! The eastern U.P. is a tourist hot spot, especially the Soo Locks!

By June A. Peterson (Jap) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 08:47 am:

I had the same problem with clicking on the cam notes.

I've never been to see that lighthouse - but it might go on my list of things to do in the summer.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 09:47 am:

That is a pretty area, and the Brimley state park has a nice sandy beach thats shallow and good for the kids. I have seen that lighthouse in the summer and fall and we like it.

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 10:18 am:

Got to visit this light house last June when we were UP for Engineers Day at the Soo. Made our way up to Whitefish Point from here. Great trip!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:01 am:

Mary, Thanks for using my Pt. Iroquois photo today. You have such a talent for writing descriptions. I love photographing lighthouses, as you can see from the tons in my gallery, but photographing them in winter is really a lot of fun. School was cancelled today because of temps around -25, and the day I took that picture was a day like this - sunny and bright, but oh, so cold! I laughed when I saw it because I've been whining to my husband about having the itch to take more winter lighthouse photos, since we've had so much snow and ice this year. Maybe I'll plan a weekend soon just for that reason. I wish I had the time to come up to take photos of my favorite lighthouse, Eagle Harbor, in the snow.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:11 pm:

Thanks for the notes about the incorrect links. All fixed now, and we'll try not to let it happen again.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 02:08 pm:

TO CHARLIE; Even if it does happen again, we will fully understand. ;O) 'Thank You' for fixing it- greatly appreciated.

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 02:39 pm:

Since my Father was once the Commander of the Coast Guard for the Soo District I have been to this lighthouse on numberous occasions in all seasons. Plenty of agates were plucked from the shore and one time I found a petosky stone. My Father told me that it was impossible to find one here, but I had it for a number of years and swear it was one. It was small about 3/4's of an inch long and about a half inch wide and flat. What do you say Capt'? Was this possible?

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 04:57 pm:

If that's the same 1 I think it is, I went on a tour of it about 3 1/2 years ago. I love lighthouses.

By a m hill (Lvcamnotes) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 06:57 pm:

ditto cindy

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:29 pm:

Just a note to anyone planning a trip to Point Iroquois....be sure to take the Tower road while your are there...(it runs parallel to the shore). There is a good sized hill there with a view WELL worth the trip. Spectacle/Monocle lakes, Lake Superior, the Soo, and across the road a wonderful old cemetery, Mission Hills. (Be sure to take you bug spray! lol)

By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 07:57 am:

It is also a hop, skip, and a jump from Point Iroquois to either Whitefish Point and the museum/bird sanctuary there, or to Tahquammenon Falls.

By sandra harrington (Sandra) on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 10:07 pm:

One of my favorite Lake Superior stops. The view from the lighthouse tower is wonderful.

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