Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grand Haven

A friend of mine is involved in French-Indian War reenacting. He told me of an event they were going to be attending in Grand Haven so I grabbed Ken and we headed out.

This was the twelfth Feast of the Strawberry Moon.  Eighteenth century reenactors gather and create a living experience.  This guy was a trader.  He worked for the historical society in Lansing, I think, and was very knowledgeable about the period and the trade.

One of the big events is a battle between French and American forces.  Here the French fire on American troops.

Another volley as the French advance across the field.

Taking aim.


Unfortunately, most of the pictures turned out poorly.  It was a valuable learning experience and next time I think I'll end up with better images.

This was a small Indian village.  Fish were being smoked over the fire.

A blacksmith plies his trade.

Afterwards, we headed out to the lighthouse.  On the way we passed this old Pere Marequette engine.  It looks like it is open at times, but wasn't at when we were there.

The Grand Haven lighthouse.

I wish I had shot this just a little lower so I wouldn't have cut off the woman's feet.

The reminds me of the bow of a great ship.

1 comment:

  1. I think the idea of the last picture is a ship's bow.