Reader Photos: Curt Peterson and Pals Walk to Power Island on the Old Mission Peninsula
Curt Peterson & Pals on Power Island | Curt Peterson Photo
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Old Mission Gazette readers send us photos. Awesome photos of what’s going on around the Old Mission Peninsula neighborhood. Have a great photo you’d like us to publish on Old Mission Gazette? Email it to me, [email protected]. High-resolution is best – at least 1500 pixels on the long edge.

Roving Photographer Curt Peterson sent the above photo taken at Power Island. They live on the west side of the Old Mission Peninsula and had just walked across the ice from the shoreline along Peninsula Drive to Power Island. You go, guys!

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Likewise, Lisa Flaska Erickson, who also lives on the west side of the Old Mission Peninsula, trekked across the bay and took a picture from the other side. “An easy way to find your way home. Follow your footsteps back!” she wrote on Facebook. “Crossing a frozen Grand Traverse Bay on a gorgeous winters day.”

Reader Photos: Frozen West Bay and Old Mission Peninsula by Lisa Flaska Erickson
Frozen West Bay | Lisa Flaska Erickson Photo

Ginger Schultz, manager of Mission Point Lighthouse, sent this photo along of a Snowy Owl on the rail of the tower, taken by one of the lighthouse keepers. Read more about the keeper program here.

Reader Photos: Snowy Owl on Mission Point Lighthouse on the Old Mission Peninsula
Snowy Owl on Mission Point Lighthouse | Mission Point Lighthouse Keeper Photo Courtesy of Ginger Schultz

And David Tucker sent along this lovely photo of the Super Moon last week. These moons are called “super” because of their relatively close proximity to the earth, making them seem bigger than normal. Read more here.

Reader Photos: Super Moon on the Old Mission Peninsula
Super Moon on the Old Mission Peninsula | David Tucker Photo

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