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.
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”
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”
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”
Fall in Wisconsin’s Northwoods is truly spectacular. I stopped at a roadside park to get this photo. This cove provided calm water provided, a nice reflection and stormy weather provided an interesting sky.
This is one of my favorite places to photograph in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The little shack was a little bait shop where the Frederickson sisters sold minnows and other bait to fishermen. Now it is a commerative museum remembering them. This is in the town of Star Lake just north of Sayner. Take Highway N northContinue reading “Fall Trip to Frederickson’s Bait Shop”
One of the best places in the United States to view Bald Eagles is Oneida and Vilas counties in Wisconsin and they continue to lead the way as the eagle numbers continue to grow. Surveys done last year found a total of 1,695 bald eagle nests occupied by breeding adults, an increase of 105 nestsContinue reading “Best place to view Bald Eagles”
The Laona and Northern Railway is a heritage railroad in Laona, Wisconsin. A former freight railroad, it was incorporated in 1902 for the R. Connor Company of Marshfield, Wisconsin, to haul lumber to its mill in Laona and then transport it to the Soo Line interchange 8 miles north in Laona Junction. This train isContinue reading “Laona and Northern Railway”
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”
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”