History & Culture

B & W historic picture of Schoolcraft Blast Furnace
The Schoolcraft Blast Furnace produced pig iron near Munising Falls during the late 1800s.

NPS photo

From logging to the iron industry, shipping to shipwrecks, human history has played a large role at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Please use these links to brochures and other webpages to learn more about the history of this area.

Maritime Sites (webpage)
Au Sable Light Station (webpage)
Au Sable Light Station podcasts
Au Sable Light Station Keepers Journal (pdf)
A History of Service: Origins of the U.S. Coast Guard - site bulletin (pdf)
Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station - site bulletin (pdf)
Grand Marais - U.S. Coast Guard (pdf)
Munising Range Lights - site bulletin (pdf)
Shipwrecks - site bulletin (pdf)

Logging History - site bulletin (pdf)
Schoolcraft Blast Furnace - site bulletin (pdf)

Administrative History of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (191 page pdf)
A Brief Lakeshore History - site bulletin (pdf)
National Register of Historic Places

Last updated: September 20, 2021

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