Grand Marais

DAY 2 (Part 2) – Naniboujou Lodge and Grand Marais

Naniboujou Lodge was first conceived in the 1920’s as an ultra exclusive private club. Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Ring Lardner were among its charter members. A membership of 1000 was originally sought, but when the stock market crashed on “Black Tuesday” precipitating Naniboujou, the club began to fail. In the mid 1930’s the club reached a state of financial shambles. The mortgage was foreclosed, and it was sold.

Throughput the succeeding years the Lodge has been owned and operated by various corporations or private individuals and families. Still reflecting the aura of the 20’s, Naniboujou is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lodge boasts Minnesota’s largest native rock fireplace, a 200 ton work of art which stands in the 30 x 80 foot Great Hall.

Outside Naniboujou along the Lake Superior shore.

Watching the waves roll in.

Taking photos and video.

Where is Mike?

Next stop, Grand Marais – just 40 miles from the Canadian border.

Sebastian decided to try out his new rain jacket against the Lake Superior waves.

His shirt was dry, but his shorts and shoes were soaked.

On the way out of town and back to Lutsen for one more night.

Up next, DAY 3 – Tettegouche State Park and Split Rock Light House