Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks Cruises
Photo tour
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It was such a still day that there were no waves as we neared the far end of the Pictured Rocks Cruise. The captain pulled the Grand Island into a narrow cavern where the limestone cliffs towered above the boat. It was so narrow that the boat could not turn around and has to back out.

Other northern Michigan Trips

Mackinac Island in Winter

Mackinac Island
Day Trip

UP Lighthouses Tahquamenon Falls & Whitefish Point

Straits of Mackinac Lighthouse Cruise

July 4th trip - Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste Marie

2006 Straits of Mackinac Weekend

Touring Mackinaw City, St. Ignace,  Cheboygan, & Roger's City in September

Chapel Rock - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Chapel Rock at the east end of Chapel Beach. Notice the root hanging in the air reaching over to
the forest.

Chapel Creek is just west of Chapel Rock. There is a wooden foot bridge over the creek just before it runs
into Lake Superior.

On the return portion of the cruise, the Captain pulled the boat closer to a portion of the rocky shore where there were herring gulls nesting on the rocks. Some of the young people started throwing bits of bread and dozens of gulls started following the boat. They kept pace with us for at least a mile.

Prints & greeting card of this Photo

Herring Gull - Larus argentatus

Grand Island Harbor Range Light
 Lower Grand Island Harbor Range Light - Built in 1908 this light is 33' tall..

Lunch was a burger and French fries at Dogpatch Restaurant (325 E Superior Street, Munising, MI 906 387-9948). 
Dogpatch is themed for the Al Capp comic. I was last there 31 years ago, but the Dogpatch Restaurant
seemed unchanged.

Dogpatch Restaurant - Munising, Michigan

Alger Falls - Munissing, Michigan
On my way out of Munising on M-28, I stopped at Alger Falls near the M-94 junction. Alger Falls is only
15' tall but the water flows year around and the falls can be seen from the highway. During the Spring, much
more water flows over Ager Falls.

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