Copper Harbor and the Harbor Haus

View of Copper Harbor 2015At the very northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula View of Copper Harbor 1986 (which is actually further north than any point in the state of Maine), Copper Harbor Overlook there’s a tiny little village called Copper Harbor, Copper MIning in the Keweenaw Peninsula so named because the world’s largest vein of copper was discovered  running through the Keweenaw Peninsula back in the mid 1800s, Map of Copper Harbor and the copper was shipped out of “Copper Harbor.” Girls on 1720 pound chunk of native copper Sometimes miners would find masses of native (pure) copper
weighing up to hundreds of tons,  Joel at Harbor Haus and it would take months to chisel it into pieces small enough to transport.  Copper Door at Harbor HausAlthough in its day Copper Harbor was a thriving community Fort Wilkins worthy of protection by a government fort (Fort Wilkins), Ringing the Bell at Copper Harbor by the end of World War 2 copper mining had all but ceased, Copper Harbor and what remains today is a tiny village known best for fishing and recreation…and for its ferry to Isle Royale. Keweenaw Peninsula Beauty Because of the extreme beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior Corridor to the World and its heavenly, cool temperatures in summer (moderated by Lake Superior), Keweenaw PeninsulaCopper Harbor has long been a favorite summer refuge for our family, Little Girl climbing Stone Steps. Keweenaw Peninsula and so we wanted Linda and the girls to see it as part of our roots tour. Old Country Haus While in Copper Country, we’ve always stopped for dinner at a Welcome Bear at Harbor Haus, Copper Harbor German-American Restaurant known today as the Harbor Haus, Jon and Linda at the Harbor Haur but before Jonathan grew up and married a German girl, Inside the Harbor Haus we never really thought about just “how German” it is, Dinner at the Harbor Haus or how much we love German cooking (and our German daughter-in-law)!  🙂Butterfly on Crown Vetch. Lake Bailey I was listening to Jonathan’s first lecture for the fall on Church History this morning, and he mentioned how we often don’t really notice those around us, but when we do, we’re usually motivated to understand them better…and if we follow up with that, we grow in our love for them too. Isn’t that the truth?! Kathi in Copper HarborGot anybody in your life you’ve not really been noticing? I do.
Maybe it’s time to get to know them better!

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8

(Most of the pictures were taken this August, but some of them were from previous trips when our own children were little…as is probably obvious by the slight discoloration and poorer resolution. But…oh the happy memories!)

2 responses to “Copper Harbor and the Harbor Haus

  1. Charylene Powers

    This is a good challenge to take to heart as we start up our Fall Bible Studies and Sunday School Classes – who are the new faces we need to get to know? I love the 2 Peter passage.

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