Like all communities, death was no stranger and the cemetery of Bell can still be found if you search hard enough. Great efforts have been made in its preservation and restoration with a large fenced in area, the erection of a monument and fences around the few remaining wooden crosses. The monument attested to those buried in this area... (including) two sailors who were washed ashore. (Presque Isle Migenweb)
|afishoutawater, ShelleyJean and TaGeez|
Unmarked crosses on the South side of the cemetery.
|US 23 Discover Tour - Boat View GC63B57|
Since 1989, Moran Iron Works has constructed a unique and intriguing float to enter in the Onaway, Michigan Fourth of July parade. The float entry is the town's best kept secret until the community sees it for the first time on July Fourth. The anticipation and excitement each year for everyone to see what Tom has come up with is worth all the extra time put into each one of these projects. Most of these sculptures are located in Northern Michigan, so everyone has a chance to admire some of Onaway's treasured artwork. (US 23 Heritage Route)
|Forty Mile Point Lighthouse|
|ShelleyJean and TaGeez|
|Remains of the wreck|
|Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw|
|Cheboygan River Front Range Lighthouse|
|LOVE art in the park. They had a mosaic gazebo, too!|
|Spied on the way to lunch at Mulligan's|
And, as everyone knows, when heading up I-75, you must SEE SEA SHELL CITY!
|afishoutawater with Man Eating Clam! Yikes! GCK9X7|
|We were told to point at the "man eater". I'm not sure why TaGeez is|
pointing at me!?!
I must insert my apologies here. I tried. I really did. I tried to cut our 1K+ pictures down to a select few. But the Mighty Mackinac Bridge is stunning, and we took pictures of it from every angle. Again, I'm grateful for all the geocache hiders who led us to these very beautiful and secluded beaches. Thank you for understanding.
|How's this for a final resting place? GC3RB8G|
|The cemetery has it's own private beach!|
|Not the best photo but a lovely Earth Cache GC1MTTC|
|Oh, yes! And caching, too!|
|We must be rewarded for good behavior, right?|
|St. Anthony's Rock Earth Cache GC1E8AR|
|Such a stunning view and such a GREAT cache container! Labrynth by the|
Lake GC33FJM earned its favorite points on both accounts
And then it finally happened. I hit my 7,000th at McGulpin Lighthouse (northeast shore of Mackinaw City). The container wasn't very exciting, but the sense of satisfaction is amazing! Of the geocaches in the area, we picked this one specifically as a reminder of our US 23 Heritage Tour adventure!
|US 23 Discovery Tour - McGulpin Lighthouse GC63NWB|
|So, of course, we had to take pictures. TaGeez thinks he's helping|
|I couldn't have done it without this fabulous man pushing me down hillsides|
|McGulpin Lighthouse - see TaGeez up near the light|
|This is what we came for! We earned our path tag and bragging rights!|
Alas, the sun is setting and TaGeez has to work tomorrow, so with one final look, we were off!
|Who picked this angle? We need a taller tripod!|