A Salute to America

The Min-Aqua Bats’ final act, A Salute to America. These young ladies skiing around Lake Minocqua with flags flying is a sight to see. Happy Memorial Day to my friends.

Pyramid

The pyramid practiced in the previous photo is performed in front of crowds in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  I remember watching this ski team in the early 50’s. One of the oldest water ski show teams in the United States today. The Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Club originated in 1950 with a group of local young peopleContinue reading “Pyramid”

Skiing into the Night

The Min-Aqua Bats practice for their summer shows while helpers wait for them on the dock and a few spectators watch from their boats in the distance. Since the early 50’s this ski team has thrilled vacationers in Minocqua, Wisconsin with their acrobatics on water. This is a team practicing building a pyramid in theContinue reading “Skiing into the Night”

Trestle

A still fall morning on Lake Minocqua turns into a mirror.  The warm water on a cold morning brings out a mist on the lake. This is an old train trestle that brought summer tourists into the area and lumber out. Now, known as the Bearskin Trail, the old rail bed leads hikers across bridgesContinue reading “Trestle”

Fishing on Fishtrap Lake

Boating on remote Fishtrap Lake outside of Boulder Junction. This is a favorite place for pleasure boating, skiing and fishing. Even these old Rock & Roller’s enjoy some quiet fishing the and escape from fans.

Lost Canoe Lake

As you drive out of Star Lake towards Boulder Junction on Highway K, you drive by the endless number of lakes in the Northwoods. Since this his heavily forested area it is difficult to see the lakes but from time to time you will find small roadside parks. If you stop at one of these,Continue reading “Lost Canoe Lake”

Storm on Lake Minocqua

One of the great places on Lake Minoqua is the Thirsty Whale. Have lunch on the deck and drinks in the bar. It easily accessible from Minoqua’s main street or by car or boat. I only remember this as an old boat livery on the lake where you could store your boat, get repairs andContinue reading “Storm on Lake Minocqua”

Sunrise at The Beacons

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 and, according to local legend, was used by Snite to watch boat races, using mirrors and a periscope. Snite, sonContinue reading “Sunrise at The Beacons”

Lost Canoe Lake

If you drive south from the tiny town of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, you will find Lost Canoe Lake back behind the trees. You have to stop and walk down some trails to experience the beauty of the lake. The Northwoods of Wisconsin are filled with thousands of lakes all surrounded by forests, a wonderful placeContinue reading “Lost Canoe Lake”