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Au Sable Day 2012

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Date: September 21, 2012
Contact: Gregg Bruff, 906-387-2607, ext. 208

Au Sable Light Station

GRAND MARAIS, Mich. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore invites you to their annual Au Sable Day, Saturday, September 29.This special event includes free disabled accessible bus shuttle service to the lighthouse from the lower Hurricane River Campground, tours of the light station and fog signal building, and refreshments.

Au Sable Day celebrations run from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m.Visitors wishing to take the free ALTRAN shuttle bus should board at the Hurricane River bridge or lower campground parking lots.Hurricane River Campground is 12 miles west of Grand Marais, Michigan, on Alger County H-58.

The Au Sable Light Station was constructed in 1874, and has shone its light to guide mariners for over 138 years.Its location on the Au Sable reef of Jacobsville Sandstone, was an important aid to navigation before maritime electronics became commonplace.

Au Sable Day also celebrates Public Lands Day, an annual appreciation of federal lands open to all for a variety of recreation, renewal, and education.Join us for a beautiful fall color day looking out over Lake Superior!

For additional information, please contact Gregg Bruff at 906-387-2607 x208.

Did You Know?

The flowers of submerged buttercups rise above the surface of the water and can be quite showy, even when small.

Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.