Cap's Cabin, Wilderness State Park, Michigan USA
I have been told that the Cap's cabin used to be referred to as the 'Burnt Cabin Site' and just down from Cap's cabin towards the beach you can still see the remnants of a chimney that was from the original cabin that was said to have been occupied by Captian Edward LeWay. The original cabin was said to have been struck by lightning and burned down. Apparently one of Captain LeWay's decendents, Judy LeWay-Ranville wrote a book called 'Memories of Mackinaw' that has at least a chapter on Captain LeWay. I have yet to acquire and read the book. Anyone with any information please let me know. I know that there is at least one copy of the book at the Mackinaw Public Library.
The driveway to the cabin
leads to a woodpecker's totem pole
on to the privy
and the cabin
And of course the beach:
I consider myself an aficionado of Great Lake's shoreline and have to consider this among the finest stretches anywhere.
Not to mention that a nightime eastward glance up the beach gleams with the Mackinac Bridge lit up in all it's glory.
Cap's Cabin discussion board on WildernessStatePark.net:
Information on Cap's Cabin from the MDNR:
LAKEFRONT/RIVERFRONT/CAPS CABIN IS LOCATED NEAR THE WATER BUT TREES INHIBIT THE VIEW OF THE WATER FROM THE CABIN. IT IS A STICK BUILT CABIN WITH HALF LOG EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR. IN ADDITION TO HIKING, SNOW SHOES AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IT CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED BY SNOWMOBILE WHEN CONDITIONS PERMIT. THIS CABIN IS NOT ACCESSIBLE BY AUTOMOBILE IN THE WINTER MONTHS. THE CABIN IS RUSTIC. THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY OR RUNNING WATER. AN OUTHOUSE AND OUTDOOR HANDPUMP ARE PROVIDED. EACH CABIN HAS A FIREPIT AND PICNIC TABLE OUTSIDE. THE INTERIOR IS VERY BASIC AND IS ONE ROOM. THE CABIN INTERIOR CONSISTS OF FOUR BUNK BEDS, TABLE, CHAIRS OR BENCHES, COUNTER TOP AND A WOOD STOVE