As you make your way to the lighthouse from Northport, Michgan
you run into what looks like it could have been an attraction at some point... either that, or a very involved farm.
In the early years, starvation was a constant threat around the peninsula, so planting and growing seasons were hard labor and food preservation a priority. As a community, they would bring heavy blocks of ice across the frozen waters by horse and sled to be cut up and used in meat markets, hotels, fisheries and private homes.
Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander