The Artwork of

William Lathrop

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Artist in Residence - 2005
Entry Date: 02/09/2006 - Thursday

The following are thoughts for those artists who follow in my footsteps.

  • If you have the option, stay at Sullivan's cabin on the lakeshore. I lived at this cabin for a little over a week of my two week stay. My experience here was richer than when I was closer to civilization. I moved because I thought I would be closer to some of the areas of the park I wanted to capture - but in the end I was closer to what I was looking for when I was at the cabin. You will get used to the roads.
  • Stay as long as you can. My stay of two weeks was a little short. Another week would have given me time to get back to some of the areas that were difficult to get to but offered rich rewards.
  • Bring a kayak or canoe if you have one. In late September and particularly October, Lake Superior is often too rough for water travel. Still, a nice day might yield a calm lake and a chance to better explore the Pictured Rocks. Also, the inland lakes, such as Beaver Lake, might be better explored by boat than foot.
  • Give the refrigerator time to chill down before you put perishables in it. Set it to whatever is recommended, and give it a couple days.
  • Good luck!

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    Last Modified on June 05, 2007