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Camp Bridge

I have passed this bridge on Lake Tomahawk dozens of times over the past 60 years and never noticed the boathouse tucked back in a cove behind the bridge. This is Clearwater Camp hidden on a large lake in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The green building is where the campers kept their canoes and other boats. My […]

Classic Boathouse

The boathouses of Lake Minocqua make up its character and this is one of the best examples. These types are known as “wet” boathouses because they are completely over the water. This is a nice one because it has three stalls, living/recreation area on the second floor and a cupola for watching lake activity from […]

Minocqua Trestle

This old trestle is the centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. As a major logging town at the turn of the 20th Century, this was a major route in and out of the area including the town of Minocqua. Later the trains brought vacationers escaping from the heat of the big […]

Eagle Tree

This eagle is in what I call an “eagle tree.” An Eagle Tree is a very dead tree on the side of a body of water where an eagle can sit in it and watch for prey (usually fish). The dead tree allows for an unobstructed view of a lake or other body of water […]

Sunrise on the Lake

Sunrises and sunsets in the Northwoods are usually spectacular because of the angle of the sun. At higher latitudes, the sun rises and sets at more of an angle causing the rises and sets to last longer. The many lakes Up North add to this beauty.

Morning on the Lake

As things wind down on the northern lakes of Wisconsin, the fishermen still keep their boats in the water hoping for another opportunity to catch a Musky or Walleye. The Northwoods offers stunning sunrises and sunsets at this time and cool days at this time of year. This photo was taken before sunrise on Lake […]

Early Morning at The Beacons

This boathouse belongs to The Beacons resort is is the centerpiece of this section of Lake Minocqua. At one time it was part of the private estate of a Chicago financier named Fred Snite. Snite became a victim polio and lived most of his life in an iron lung. We are lucky to still have […]

Amazing Lake Minocqua

Lake Minocqua is known for it’s sport fishing and scenic boathouses. Fish include: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. It was a popular fishing hole for General Eisenhower and his family who regularly visited after the end of World War II through the 60’s. This particular boathouse was owned by Stafford “Casey” Lambert […]

Minocqua Boathouses

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 get […]

Boathouse

Early morning on Lake Minocqua. The fog has settled in and boats have not ventured out onto the lake. It is cold this morning but soon the fishermen will be out on the lake heading to their favorite spot. This misty morning is very calm allowing for wonderful reflections on the lake.

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