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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

That's a really neat picture, but lest folks get confused, the location in play is pictured in post #1299.
Although, right now you'd want to be in the Bahamas, rather than the location I posted.
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Hmm... docklines are tight so it looks nontidal and those limestone cliffs... Do you feel like adding a wee little bit of hint?


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This harbor has historic significance that is connected to the natural resources in the area.


Fayette State Park, Upper Peninsula of Michigan...


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Jon's got it! This neat little harbor is on the south side of the upper peninsula of Michigan and was the site of an iron smelting operation. There is something of a ghost town at this state park which includes a number of buildings in remarkable shape. You can sort of get the sense of what it must have been like living in this remote "company town"--minus the coal smoke and soot.

Here's a picture of the smelter, which is just across the harbor from the dock. It didn't look that pretty, with the reconstructed blue roofs, when I sailed in there about 20 years ago.

BTW, they would ship iron "pigs" from this location to the industrial area at the southern end of Lake Michigan.

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Jon's got it! This neat little harbor is on the south side of the upper peninsula of Michigan and was the site of an iron smelting operation. There is something of a ghost town at this state park which includes a number of buildings in remarkable shape. You can sort of get the sense of what it must have been like living in this remote "company town"--minus the coal smoke and soot.

Here's a picture of the smelter, which is just across the harbor from the dock. It didn't look that pretty, with the reconstructed blue roofs, when I sailed in there about 20 years ago.

BTW, they would ship iron "pigs" from this location to the industrial area at the southern end of Lake Michigan.

Yeah, as soon as I saw the cliffs, it said Upper Peninsula to me...

Few people on the coasts appreciate what an extraordinary place to sail Michigan is, there is probably no more boating-friendly state in the country... The state's system of harbors to me seems to be unique in America, an incredibly well-managed and affordable system... The "Yoop" is a fascinating place, I'd love to get my boat out there someday...

OK, here's a bit more "exclusive" establishment... This is at sunset, so the building is facing west...

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OK, here's a bit more "exclusive" establishment... This is at sunset, so the building is facing west...
.... yet still east coast US, I'm guessing??

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Not enough cut granite to be Maine.

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Not enough cut granite to be Maine.

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Jon do you still see your picture in your post above? It's gone for me but your post appears to have the IMG code in it?????

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That big pine in the background says Maine. Are those Hereshoff 12.5s?

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