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The Travels of Henry Schoolcraft to Charity Island 1820

Mike Hardy

Author of a fun loving and event blog covering topics of the Upper Thumb of Michigan , the wind energy capital of the Great Lakes. Offering great trove of information on Wind Energy, Cheeseburger in Caseville, Saginaw Bay, Sailing.

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  1. June 14, 2019

    […] Our final tour on the island took us to the beach to find flora and fauna that is unique to Charity Island. Our first find was the elusive Pitchers thistle. This endangered native flower is a pale sage color and blooms over and over on the same spot on the small sand dunes on the north edge of the island. However, while the thistle is protected it seems to be a favorite target of Canadian Geese who like to nibble on the soft leaves. As we walked the beach I thought that this must look much the same as it did when Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass and geologist Henry Schoolcraft first set foot on the islan… […]

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