8-year old Lake Michigan Smallmouth Bass. Courtesy of the DNR.
The DNR has asked for help from Michigan anglers in recording tagged fish and their locations on Lake Michigan.
Beaver Island Historical Society Museum in the restored home of James Strang.
Bands of Native Americans, Irish famine fleer’s and even a Dominican convent have all called the secluded coasts of Beaver Island home.
Also finding solace on the island, at least temporarily, was a group of Mormons who declared a kingdom on the Northern Lake Michigan Island.
Winslow in the radio stations master control room.
When Dennis Winslow proudly opened the door to the home of Beaver Island’s first radio station he grinned from ear to ear.
“Noone knows this is back here,” he said. Continue reading
Uzarski and crew sinking equipment.
Our first stop on Beaver Island is a one-of-a-kind biological research facility operated by Central Michigan University.
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
Picture captured by Melanie Mrozek during the class.
In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.
The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading