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”
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 LakeContinue reading “Morning on the Lake”
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 haveContinue reading “Early Morning at The Beacons”
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.
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 orContinue reading “Fall at The Beacons”
This massive boathouse on Lake Minocqua belongs to The Beacons resort. The boathouse was built in 1908 and can be seen from the town of Minocqua and the Bearskin trail. This lake is filled with the classic structures with this as the “crown jewel.”
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”