Touching the water of all the Great Lakes was done in memoriam of my father, Nathanael Kenneth Edward Paprock, who was born in Detroit, lived more than two thirds of his life around the Great Lakes, and, as a young man, he joined the US Navy. He loved the lakes and the water and the beauty. He died in Texas 1st of April, 2009.
These images are from two road trips taken in May of 2009 and July 2010.
In July of 2010, we went from Madison to Detroit, the Detroit River, Belle Isle and Lake St Clair - which is between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Then north to Port Huron then across Ontario's southern shores to Niagara River, the Falls and the Fort, which is on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Then we went to Dunkirk, New York - a small city of my father's youth on the southeastern shore of Lake Erie. On the route back to Madison along the southern shore of Lake Erie, we stopped at Erie, Pennsylvania and in Ohio: Cleveland for lunch (no pics), Marblehead and Kelly's Island, and the Glass Pavilion in Toledo.
These collages are from photos taken by John Brian Paprock (with those taken of John Brian by Teresa and/or Christopher). All rights are reserved.