Marcia Braunlich was able to capture this after the recent storm.
Welcome to the U.P.!
Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
Mt Shasta Opening Soon!
It will be nice to have Mt Shasta open for business again. During the construction, the marquee has been supporting our other town businesses and activities. We will be curious to see what has been done.
Thanks to the Volunteers who helped keep our road clean this past Saturday.
Larry Sparks, Dixon Holmgren, Greg & Emma Murphy, Ginny Graybill, Karen Johnson, Joy Evans, Nancy Bergin & Susan Alexander. 11 bags collected 4 pickup.
Support our 1st Responders
Be unique with these Lake license plates. $12 each. They an be purchased at Marti's Michigamme Market or the Village Hall.
Don't forget - if you are selling, buying, looking for something, we have a place you can list it. (Under Around Town tab above.) NEW Water Heater & sailboat just added! Also looking for winter rental information.
Tired of being inside? Come see our Township Fitness Room
It is now open from 6am to 2pm Monday-Friday. Available for your use is a treadmill, rowing machine and Nu step cross trainer. Please make sure you sign in and out to ensure the safety of all. This equipment was purchased through grants (West Marquette County Health Foundation) We need to show there is an interest and the equipment is being used. An increase in interest can offer the possibility of more equipment.
Looking for something to do? Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.
If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
In the spring of 1875, during a walk behind his house, Amos Harlow, one of Marquette’s founding fathers, noticed a great cedar tree. He observed that it resembled a man, so much so that he was inspired to cut the tree down, move it to his back yard, invert it and add a few embellishments. The head is a curiously shaped burl with human features. Limbs (pun intended) from the original tree were cut and fastened to the Wooden Man’s body at what was to become the shoulders. Two fungi attached to the head became ears. His coat of cedar bark received a collar and cuffs made from birch bark. To cover his balding head, a large hemp rope was untwined and attached to his head. A straw-type hat also made of cedar bark completed the ensemble. No self respecting gentleman of the day would go for a walk in the woods without a cane, so an appropriately sized branch was found for him to hold in his right hand. Don’t think that the Wooden Man has been a bachelor all his life. In 1891 a wedding was staged with the gentlemen (although a proper gentleman would have removed his hat). Mr. Griffin, owner of a boarding house in Marquette, read the service. The bride, Ada Mapes, carried a bouquet of lily of the valley. When asked how she liked her new husband, she replied “He was all right, only he stayed out all night.” This icon has appeared in hundreds of photographs and was strange enough to be featured on Ripley's "Believe It or Not."This one hundred thirty five year old man still stands tall (15 feet) in the first block of South Fourth Street, Marquette, on private property. Harlow’s Wooden Man remains a tribute to all the hearty pioneers who have come to this area. We hope that it will be preserved and treasured for as many more years. This symbol of our heritage was chosen as the title of the Marquette County History Museum’s quarterly publication in 1965. The Harlow’s Wooden Man Publication is produced quarterly with information including news about the Museum, historical articles and photographs and upcoming events. Members receive the journal free of charge.
News around the Lake
Keep these Beautiful Fireworks Going!
The fireworks were once again a "hit"!!!
At the start of the fireworks, there were over 85 boats vying for the best place to anchor. But whether you were on a boat, sitting watching from a car or dock, or even enjoying the fun at the park itself, no one was disappointed.
Christmas in July was the theme for this year's parade. Fun at the park was the theme for the after parade activities. (and who can pass up the bottle caps or the Chicken s... games?)
Found floating in lake.. from someone’s lift? Call JoAnn at 323-6380 to claim.
Van Riper has opened a water park. Check below for pricing. http://www.waterwarriorisland.com/
Reminder that you need a recreational passport for entry into the park. Age limits are on the Water Warrior feature.
MOOSE DROP INN NOW BACK OPEN FOR THE SEASON
Many of you already know Joe Perry. He is looking for your help!
Hello! My name is Joe Perry and I have recently taken over as Fire Chief for our department. I have served on our department and the responder team for the past 26 years. We need your help. Both the Fire Department and responder team are low on membership. Both require training and certification. Both require compassion and dedication. If you, or someone you know are interested in joining either please let me know. Thank you!
As Janice Anderson mentions, "They really need people on the First Responders too. The time may be approaching when someone having a health crisis may find there is nobody to assist them." If you can help in any way, now is the time.
Michigamme EMS & Fire department are in DIRE NEED of volunteers! Please ask if there is anything you can do to help our community.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
One change is coming... January 1, 2018 NO glass of ANY KIND will be accepted in the recycle bins. Please make sure all glass is put into the regular garbage for pick up.
Travel within the US
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents boarding a domestic flight or entering certain federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants must show a REAL ID-compliant document. The federal standards known as REAL ID were drafted in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks based on recommendations from the 9/11 Commission. REAL ID sets document and security protocols for the production of driver’s licenses and ID cards, including the use of features to prevent illegal copying or altering. If the convenience of carrying a license or ID that meets all requirements for boarding a plane for domestic travel appeals to you, then a REAL ID-compliant license or ID is the right choice for you. If you have an enhanced driver’s license or enhanced state ID card, you already have a REAL ID-compliant card. If you don’t have an enhanced card, please continue reading. Michigan Residents: Take your Michigan license or ID card and proof of your Social Security number and citizenship or legal presence to a Secretary of State office. You may apply for a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card at any time. Or you can wait until it’s time to renew. Your renewal notice will state whether or not your license or ID is REAL ID compliant if there is any question about it. All Applicants: Your photograph will be taken at the branch office and the appropriate driver’s license or ID card fees will be due. There is no additional fee for obtaining a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card. Name Changes: If your name is different than what is shown on your birth certificate, you will need to provide evidence of a legal name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court action. If your driver’s license or state ID card is not REAL ID compliant, you may show another form of acceptable documentation, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card.
4th of July Activities Click on the 'Moose' below to see some of the fun.
Looking for volunteers to help at the library. You have the skills because we need all the help we can get. Help us grants to improve the library. Check out the full information on our 'volunteers' page.
9-1-1 LMPO Annual Meeting had a representative from 9-1-1 to clarify how you can get help more quickly. If you did not get one of the fliers or were unable to attend the meeting click on 'Unofficial Notes'
Yoga at the gym in the Michigamme Township Building: 1st session is Monday, August 6th at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. No charge.
Missing a buoy on the south end of Footprint Island. If you spot it please let Dan Ostola know.
Found a water ski. Contact Mary Windsand
Super thanks to Joan Haara for these unique views of the Antique Car Show!
If you haven't been to the library lately, you should check us out. Reminder that it is always open, free to all and we always welcome your help with new books and even a little 'muscle'. Look at the VOLUNTEER page for more information.
Did you miss paying your LMPO dues? $25 Make check out to Lake Michigamme Property Owners Association P.O. Box 137 Michigamme, MI. 49861 (reminder our dues help everyone around the lake - fireworks, dock, buoys, etc)
How to get our fish back Follow the conversation that started last summer and see where we stand now.
Non Resident Fishing License
Boats? Docks? Boating Equipment? Lake 'toys'?
Are you interested in buying or selling anything around the lake? Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your free ad put on the website.