I borrowed Mom’s Cadillac to go camping with my boyfriend and another couple in September 1974. We had to use the repelling gear from the tree limb to lift the loaded canoe then drove under it and lowered it onto the roof. Plus tie the trunk shut.

We rented the second floor of the Bessemer House for a week. This building was originally an iron ore assay office and the walk in safe was still there.

We also went camping on Michigan’s Upper Pennisula at Pigeon Lake.

The Cadillac took those back country gravel roads pretty smooth and came home with only a few minor scratches. Mom was not happy.

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