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United States : Michigan

17.3 miles (27.9 km) NE of Ontonagon, Ontonagon, MI, USA
Approx. altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 47°S 91°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Misery River S. of confluence #3: Misery Bay #4: Dawn at confluence #5: HANDYDEX at confluence #6: DPUG at confluence #7: Dawn & Dave at confluence #8: Cap'n Al & Voyager

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  47°N 89°W (visit #2)  

#1: Willard's Point W. of confluence

(visited by David Urbanski)

28-Jul-2003 -- My wife Dawn & I embarked on our hunt for this degree confluence point on 27-July-2003, leaving Indian River, Michigan in the lower peninsula & heading north to Marquette in the upper peninsula. We stayed the night at the historic Landmark Inn in Marquette, then left early the next morning, heading west towards Ontonagon.

We arrived in Ontonagon to find Cap'n Al Pletzke waiting for us on his 33 foot boat, Voyager, at the Ontonagon Marina. Boarding his boat, we headed out to vast Lake Superior on a beautifully calm day with hardly a cloud in the sky. It was about a one & one half hour trip out to Misery Bay, where I used my Magellan SporTrak to guide us to the degree confluence point. We snapped a few pictures for our sponsors, HANDYDEX, LLC & the Detroit Palm Users Group (DPUG), dropped a rock taken from our place in Indian River to commemorate our visit, then headed back to Ontonagon.

We visited Lake of the Clouds{gorgeous!) and Lake Gogebic before spending the night at Scott's Superior Inn. We left Ontonagon the next morning, arriving back at Indian River later that afternoon, elated at having had such a great trip to Michigan's spectacular U.P.!

Special thanks go to my sister-in-law, Jo-Ann, and her daughter, Rebecca, for creating the HANDYDEX & DPUG flags. Thanks, guys!


 All pictures
#1: Willard's Point W. of confluence
#2: Misery River S. of confluence
#3: Misery Bay
#4: Dawn at confluence
#5: HANDYDEX at confluence
#6: DPUG at confluence
#7: Dawn & Dave at confluence
#8: Cap'n Al & Voyager
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In Misery Bay of Lake Superior, just 1/3 mi from the shore.