Thursday, July 29, 2010
Beaver Island forest
Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan which is reached via car ferry from Charlevoix or via plane. Lying 30 miles off shore, it is 13 miles long and about 5 miles wide. Like you see in this photo, it is mostly flat and sandy, with lots of dirt roads and covered with a forest. There are 500 permanent residents, but it swells in the summertime. With it's large Irish population, it is nicknamed America's Emerald Isle. There are two lighthouses to see on the island. We mentioned the South Beaver Island lighthouse earlier this year.