Northern Michigan / U.P. Photo of the Day — Alger County

An aerial airplane view of the Mackinac Bridge by Craig Sterken

MON. DEC. 13, 2021

PICTURED ROCKS, Mich. — Dr. Bob Lorinser, candidate for US Congress in Northern Michigan and the U.P. is showcasing a scenic photo of the day series, featuring landscape images from across the district.


Constituents are welcome to submit photos to info@votedrbob.com.


Today, the Photo of the Day is of Kayakers maneuvering through ice floes to view Miners Castle on Lake Superior by Craig Sterken. The photo, taken sometime in the spring, depicts a late ice breakup creating unusual ice formations at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


National Parks in Michigan

ISLE ROYALE Isle Royale Houghton, MI

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists, and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

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NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Keweenaw Calumet, MI

From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

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NATIONAL LAKESHORE Pictured Rocks Munising & Grand Marais, MI

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound.

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NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK River Raisin Southeast MI

River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan. The Battle resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s American Indian confederation and the greatest defeat for the U.S. The resulting rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred support for the rest of the war.

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NATIONAL LAKESHORE Sleeping Bear Dunes Empire, MI

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora, and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.

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