Across Lake Minocqua from the Thirsty Whale lies the Beacons, a resort and timeshare property that was once the summer home of Fred. B. Snite, Jr. The Beacons’ distinctive lighthouse-style boathouse was built in 1908.

This is one of many classic boathouses in the area. Many can be seen from the Highway 51 bridge or a walk along the bearskin trail will give a nice view. However, a boat is by far the best way to experience this scenic lake.

You can click on the photo above to get into my gallery with photos of many of the boathouses in the area or click here: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Boathouses/ to go directly into gallery.