Upper Michigan Photos

Here are some photos taken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...

The Mackinac Bridge photos added March 29, 2011.

Here is a series of photos taken while I was taking part in the Labour Day 1965 walk across the Mackinac Bridge. This photo is at the starting area in St. Ignace. After walking south across the bridge, there were busses to bring everyone back to the starting point. They still hold the walks every year...click here for more info. September 6, 1965.
It is about 5 miles across the "Mighty Mac" and while it was a cloudy day, it still was a pleasant day. September 6, 1965.
It is an uphill climb here, and I am getting close to the north tower. September 6, 1965.
The cable support towers are quite impressive, especially when you are walking underneath them. September 6, 1965.
Almost to Mackinaw City - it was a long but nice walk. September 6, 1965.
Here are a couple of night time photos of the bridge, both taken from the St. Ignace side in September of 1965.
Same as above, just a somewhat different angle. September 1965.
Its a cloudy and windy day in St. Ignace in August of 1966 and this photo is taken from about the same place as the photo above. August 1966.
It is a few years later and I've taken another night shot of the "Mighty Mac" - August 1970.
Same as above from a different angle. August 1970.
Here I am zoomed in on one of the cable support towers with a Soligor 250mm telephoto lens. August 1970.
A few years later I finally got a photo of the bridge on a sunny day! July 1979.
This is a series of photos taken on a nice summer day at the Soo Locks - there was quite a bit of boat traffic that day. Here are two empty ore carriers, the D.G. Kerr (foreground) and the J.N. McWatters, both headed west. August of 1970.
Here the two ships are entering the locks. August of 1970.
Now both ships will be raised a few feet to match the level of Lake Superior. August of 1970.
The ships have been raised and the west end doors of the locks have been opened, and the ships get underway again. I was lucky that both ships were going through at the same time. August of 1970.
Taken from a lookout tower in downtown Sault Ste Marie, Michigan in August of 1970.

1970- 2011 by Ted Ellis - All Rights Reserved.

Hit Counter