This is one of my favorite photos of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Also, it may be one of my all-time favorite photos. This is early morning on Lake Minocqua as the snows were starting to set in. I got up early one morning to photograph a sunrise in this spot but was met with this surreal site:Continue reading “Fall Morning”
It may have been the railroad that brought the first tourists to the island city of Minocqua in the early 1900s, but it’s the boats that keep them coming back. Whether it’s a fishing adventure, a run on the boards (water skis, In Northwoods parlance), or a sunset cruise with refreshments, visitors expect to getContinue reading “Minocqua Boathouses”
Northern Wisconsin and Minocqua, Wisconsin in particular is the land of boathouses. This boathouse, on the main part of Lake Minocqua, used to be part of a private estate and later became part of a resort called The Beacons. This and many of the Minocqua boathouses can be viewed from roads and trails around theContinue reading “The Beacons’ Boathouse”
The Thirsty Whale is a unique place in Wisconsin’s Northwoods for dining or enjoying drinks on Lake Minocqua. This historic old boathouse on the lake is a great place to have lunch on the deck and watch people come an go in their boats. Also a good place to watch the famous Min-Aqua Bat skiContinue reading “Storm on Lake Minoqua”
In the 60’s, Wisconsin placed restrictions on boathouses in that state so they could not be rebuilt. The idea was to clear all of the lakes of boathouses over time as they deteriorated. Several weeks ago the governor of Wisconsin signed a law ending the draconian restrictions.
Click here to see more detail These photos are mostly of boathouses on Lake Minocqua in North Central Wisconsin. Also several structures in St. Louis, MO and Ephraim, WI are included. The Minocqua boathouses makeup the character of the area and many times house some classic boats. These are photos taken over a period ofContinue reading “Boathouses”
I am busy preparing 6 years of photos covering the wonderful boathouses of Lake Minocqua (and a few others). Here is a sample of one of those structures with more to come in the next few days!
This is listed on my Smugmug page a one of my most interesting photos. So I am posting it here. This is Lake Minocqua around 6 AM on a very still and cold morning just before the snows started to fall. In the mist is one of the interesting old boathouses on the lake. FeelContinue reading “Misty Lake”
You do not have to travel across country to visit a scenic area. One beautiful area in the Midwest is Northern Wisconsin and its Northwoods. Lake Minocqua hosts many attractive well maintained boathouses and is worth visiting just to see the these structures. Here is a large red boahouse that always makes a great subjectContinue reading “Red Boathouse”