Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Complex
The area is one of the Midwest's most environmentally diverse regions with
Lake Superior surrounding the Keweenaw Peninsula, its rugged mountain ridges
and valleys, the Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, and Mendota lighthouses,
the Brockway Mountain drive, it's miles of pristine beaches, the copper mining
history of the area, mine tours and numerous mines for rock and mineral collecting,
it's many waterfalls, berry picking (bilberry, thimbleberry, blueberry, blackberry,
wild strawberry, and raspberries), ancient pine forests, ghost-towns, old mining
villages and ruins, old cemeteries, lake shipping history, and the people of the
Copper Country. I have tried to capture the look and feel of the area through
my photography over the years.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It projects into Lake Superior and was the site of the first copper boom in the United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was roughly 43,200.