Ishpeming/Marquette Area Information


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Note that Ishpeming is located just a few miles outside of Marquette, which is the UP's largest city.
Map Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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Ishpeming Links

Pasty Photos
Photo Credit: Cornish Culture
Photo Credit: Michigan Foodways
A pasty (pronounced "pass-tee") is a baked pastry that's typically filled with potatoes, beef, onions and rutabagas. Most places give you the option of ordering pasties with, or without rutabagas. (I prefer pasties without rutabagas.) One pasty makes for a good-size meal. Ketchup recommended! Now, I like pasties just as much as the next guy, but this is going too far! :-)

*** My favorite pasties are sold by Lawry's Pasty Shop in Ishpeming. ***

Click here to read about the history of pasties.

 

Marquette Links

Miscellaneous Links

  • UP Travel Info
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum -- A museum and bed-and-breakfast at Whitefish Point, Michigan. The museum features an interesting display about the famous S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald (which sank 17 miles north-northwest of the museum), tours of the Whitefish Point Light Station, and overnight accommodations that were once the quarters of the old Coast Guard Lifeboat Station. I highly recommend an overnight stay! Note that the museum is not located in the Marquette/Ishpeming area: Instead, it located toward the eastern end of the UP -- at Whitefish Point, near the town of Paradise, Michigan. (Click here for a map.)
  • The Camps U.P. North: A History In The Woods -- A book by William P. Bjork concerning the camps used by hunters, fishermen, etc. in the Marquette area between 1880 and 1910. Published by Birch Tree Enterprises
  • The UP's Congresscritter


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