Thunder Bay and Silver Islet

by Michael Anderson July. 13, 2016 785 views


The road into Thunder Bay, Ontario curves by mountainous sentinels to this city of over 100,000. The city is not overcrowded and coexists nicely with the inland mountains and the shore of Lake Superior. North of Thunder Bay is Sibley Peninsula. Much of the peninsula is Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and its many lakes and campgrounds. At the tip of Sibley Peninsula is Silver Islet, one of the most beautiful and populated "ghost towns" I have ever seen.

Before 1900, a tiny island off the coast

yielded over $3,000,000 in silver. While apparently known as a ghost town there are residents and vacationers who I am sure would disagree with such a moniker. 

Learn more here: ghosttowns.com/canada/ontario/silverislet.html

Mountain ridge heading into Thunder Bay

One of the most "ghost town" looking homes at Silver Islet

Crystal clear, deep blue water and a shoreline with quaint homes

Kayakers enjoyinging a day in the bay by moored boats

Apparently, the ghosts in this town enjoy boating.

Sailboat moored by a dock behind an abandoned store

Daisies and shade from a birch tree make a great spot for a picnic by the docks

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Jay Boggess 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful series! Makes me want to get in my little car & hit the road to parts yet undiscovered!

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Michael Anderson Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Happy to join you on the journey.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Michael Anderson 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I'll pick you up in the morning! Bring your camera gear & a high-limit credit card.....(((grin)))

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Michael Anderson Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Alas, I am off to South Africa. It will have to wait until August. :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Michael Anderson 11 months, 2 weeks ago

:=D..........I'm jealous! Don't forget to pack your "scene snatcher"...(grin)

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