Jul 26-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: July: Jul 26-01
Pilgim Point (formerly the Onagaming Supper Club)    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Charlie Hopper

By Mouth Watering in Chicago on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:25 am:

I ate here in the fall of 1980 and had the best lake trout I have ever had. Over twenty years later and I can still remember how great it was. The Onagaming was a wonderful place to dine...good food, good view, and the "purest, most vitalizing air on Earth!" (See July 2, 2001)

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:10 am:

Not far from this very spot that sign used to hang:

courtesy Daily Mining Gazette
...I still haven't received any color pictures of the old sign - (get out your shoebox memories and email me).
Constance Petersen, Keweenaw Peninsula on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 12:06 pm:

We live on the lake across from Pilgrim Point, so it features in many of my lake photos. Here's a nice summer view.

Sailboats On Portage Lake Near Pilgrim Point

By CodyBoy on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 01:09 pm:


By Ken from da UP on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 06:26 pm:

Used to swim off the dock there in the mid 50s. The Pelto cottage was across the canal from the
Onigaming Yacht Club. It's a private residence now? Wow! Beautimous!

By Clamdigger from da' Joizy Shore on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 07:15 pm:

There was an historical event that occurred on the Yacht club site.

Prior to white men settling the area, the fierce Iroquois tribe had driven a part of the great Algonquin nation westward from the lower lakes region. They took refuge in the deep forest of the Upper Peninsula, splitting into various tribes - the Menominee, the Keweenaw, the Pequaming and the largest, the Chippewa.

Harried and desparate, the Chippewas finally turned on the attacking Iroquois and defeated them. The Iroquois withdrew from the U.P.

By Ruth on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 09:49 pm:


The Rev. Edward Jacker's very readable account of the "Massacre of Battle Island" is on pages 255/256 of the Houghton County chapter in THE HISTORY OF THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN published in 1883 in Chicago by The Western Historical Company, A. Andreas, Proprietor.

By Alice, California on Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 04:12 pm:

This is one of the things I love about this site: someone always knows a little history, the scientific names or details, the who, when, and where! And can supply links or photos. I have learned so much. Thanks.

By Alice, California on Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 04:14 pm:

My mom, daughter and I also dined there with Andrea Hauge, a great lady who taught PE at Suomi College, was a neighbor and a wonderful friend to my mom.

By J. Seppala - New Hampshire on Saturday, August 11, 2001 - 11:04 am:

Pilgrim point looks wonderful Uncle Wally. Is it named after your birthplace?
Wish I could have taken a vacation in the UP this summer, I missed seeing you and all of my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins and Grandma.

The family reunion was perfect, it is amazing that is is almost 4 years ago now.

By virginia alcalde on Saturday, March 9, 2002 - 11:20 pm:

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By M.R., Michigan on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 04:42 pm:

Does anyone know who I need to get in contact with to inquire about renting the building at Pilgrim Point for a reception? Please respond.

By Jeffrey Gasta, Arlington Virginia on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

When I graduated from Michigan Tech in May 1986 all of my grandparents and my parents came to the beautiful copper country. We all went for dinner at the Onagaming Supper Club. Everything was perfect - the food, the view, the service, and the atmosphere. One of my most favorite memories.

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