Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Upper Pennisula west of Newberry and between Grand Marais to the north and Manistique to the south. It was established in the 1930s. After timber had been logged off the area, land speculators attempted to drain the wetland and promote it as farmland. This failed and the land reverted back to the State when taxes were not paid. The CCC worked to restore the land back to it's original condition and it became a vital link in preserving the Canadian Goose, which apparently was an endangered species at one point.

I have only been to SNWR once, but would like to return there sometime in the future since I only spent a very short time there and it consisted solely of driving through the area.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Cut River Bridge

The Cut River Bridge is several miles west of St. Ignace on US-2. It really is a beautiful piece of architecture.

This is the south side of the span looking west.

This is from underneath the bridge slightly north of center looking west. This didn't turn out the way I'd hoped it would, but is different than most of what I photograph.

New material coming.

It's been some time since I've posted. I expect to get get some stuff up here yet today. For those of you still checking in, my apologies for dry spell.