While looking through some old photos, I came across another trip in 2002 to the U.P. of Michigan. This time, our mission was to photograph the U.P.’s many waterfalls. We took a side trip out to Miners Castle and I snapped a few pictures of the formation, not knowing it would be the last time I would be able to see the entire formation.
These photos were taken on August 24, 2002.
I vaguely remember hearing something about the right turret collapsing, but wasn’t sure when we’d get back up there. I recently researched it and found out it collapsed on April 13, 2006. The next time we were able to make it out there was May 3, 2010 and I was shocked to see the difference.
This is what it looks like today. What a difference! But knowing the harshness of U.P. winters along the shores of Lake Superior, I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did!