Port Oneida is a Rural Historical District within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This view shows the back of the barn from the Bay View Trail. Note the silo, which is made of steel on the bottom and wood staves on top.
Most of us never get to see the North Manitou Island Shoals Lighthouse (The Crib) up close. This photo was taken on the ferry from Leland to South Manitou Island. If you look closely, you will see the Double-Crested Cormorants roosting or flying around the lighthouse.
The sawmill on North Manitou Island is near the village and dock. It is not open for tours, but walk around the building and visualize what it would have been like when the lumber business was in full swing.
Today the island gets its power from an array of photovoltaic cells which produce electricity from the sun. An array of batteries provide electrical storage for nights and cloudy days. The array is located between the dock and the sawmill.
The Swenson Barn is one of the few landmarks on the west side of North Manitou Island. It marks the location of the Swenson farm and is close to the old village of Crescent. The pilings from the old dock are still visible. This area is a favorite place for backpackers to camp.