Fort Wilkins

This wonderful park is on the Keweenaw Peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior as far north as you can go in Michigan. A walking trail connects our campground to the restored fort. Fort Wilkins was created to protect the United States  mining interests in Copper Harbor. 12 of the 19 buildings are originals and have been outfitted as they were in the mid 1800s. Very interesting displays to explain life in a fort. Summers here are were glorious ( except for black flies, disease and accidents ) but winters were isolated and harsh.

Powder Magazine
Holy Smoke🔥
Hospital bed
The only plumbing
Backyards of officers quarters
Jail Bird
Pretty hearty fare
Bakery and blacksmith shop

Published by karenebarker

Free Range Human traveling North America by RV with her Beloved

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