Eagle Harbor

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After driving 30 miles to the nearest diesel selling station, a bonehead mistake on our behalf, we spent most of the day exploring Eagle Harbor & the bays to either side.

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The town of Eagle Harbor was settled by copper prospectors in 1844 & later became headquarters for many of the area copper mines. Nowadays it’s a quiet tourist town with a nice beach area.

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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, built in 1871 & still in use today, perches on a rocky outcropping in the harbor. It is the focal point of this village.

Society of St. John Monestary

Society of St. John Monastery on the shores of Lake Superior

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The Jampot

The Jampot

South of town is the Society of St. John monastery. The monks operate a small bakery across the way called Jampot. It’s known far & wide for its jams, jellies & tempting treats. It’s most popular item is the Wild Thimbleberry jam. At $12 for a 9 ounce jar, it’s the priciest jam they sell. We bought 2. One for us & one for my mother. The monk who waited on us was a very jolly man, I liked him immediately. I wanted to take his picture but wasn’t sure if it was permitted. I didn’t want to insult him by asking.

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Between Eagle Harbor & the Jampot lies Sandy Bay, a mecca for agate hunters. We spent quite some time here.Of course Don had to check out the agates at Joseph & Mary Lizzardo Lakeshore Preserve as well. He’s getting a hefty collection. I wonder what he plans to do with all of them???

Esery Bay

 

Esery Bay

 

Esery Bay

Halfway between Eagle Harbor & Copper Harbor is a roadside park named Esery Bay. It has a scenic lookout of the rugged unspoiled Lake Superior coast. The panoramic views are worth the stop.Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world at 31,700 square miles.

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Back at the Suite Pea we relaxed in the warmth of the day, reading & napping. All this fresh air makes one sleepy.

Here’s lookin’ at you kid……………………………….

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