I started Thumbwind Publications in 2009 when the installation of industrial wind turbines by utility companies was underway in Michigan’s Thumb. Now the entire three-county region is designated as the Wind Energy Capital of the Great Lakes. My family had a farm near Bad Axe in Colfax township and since I was born, I’ve been … Read more
Across Saginaw Bay from Michigan’s Thumb sits one of the prettiest lighthouses in Michigan.
The Michigan History Center has produced a video that offers viewers a virtual tour of climbing the lighthouse tower. As each step is made up of the tower, bits of history and fascinating design and functional aspects of the lighthouse are revealed. In the end, there is a little test you can take to on seven of the little aspects of the Tawas Point Lighthouse.
The shores along the Great Lakes states are a majestic sign of creation. Many who see it for the first time say it looks like an ocean. But, unfortunately, they are too large across the horizon. Nearly 51,000 square miles of the world’s surface area is covered by Lake Superior, among the largest lakes in North America.
.Visit just about any ice cream parlor in Michigan, and you will find a strange mixture of blue, red, and yellow among the Moose Tracks, Rocky Road, Chocolate, and Vanilla. It’s the famous Superman Ice Cream that you heard about. It’s named after a well-known superhero that wears the three colors on his outfit. Local legend said that a brewery put the flavors together in Detroit during prohibition in the 1930s.