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 ski show.
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 of six years. Enjoy these photos in this slide show or see them individually: http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Boathouses/.
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.
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© E.L. Engler Photography
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 subject for photographers. This is a three shot HDR photo, processed in Photomatix and Lightroom to bring out the color and the storm clouds.