Getting to mendota

From the West, take US 41 East out of Delaware. Turn South on the road to approximately five miles to Lac LaBelle. Turn left in Lac LaBelle, and continue for another five miles to Bete Grise. The road ends at the Mendota Ship Canal, and there are parking spots beneath the pine trees. Take the short walk to the the Ship Canal. You will see the station boathouse across the Canal, and the Mendota Light itself a little to the East.


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Bete Grise

Located southwest of Copper Harbor on Keweenaw County's south shore, Bete Grise (French for "Grey Beast") has a beautiful white sand beach. It is the jumping off point for water travels to the Montreal River and the south shore of the Keweenaw. Lake freighters can sometimes be seen sheltering here during stormy days on Lake Superior. Now a private residence, the Mendota Light once guided travelers along Keweenaw's south shore and through the Mendota Canal.

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