Keweenaw National Historical Park
Quincy Mine Hoist
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
In the summer and fall of 2016 I had the opportunity to be a professional tourist. My job: travel across the Copper Country documenting the 21 Heritage Sites that are a part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. KNHP tells the story of our region's copper mining era and partners with a varied assortment of other entities to protect our history and share it with the public. At the time, they did not have a great set of images to use for outreach and educational purposes, making it tough to show off the rich natural and historical resources available for visitors to see. Enter Nathan Invincible, professional adventurer and sometimes professional photographer.
Combining my love for visiting new places and documenting them along the way, I worked my way through practically every museum and historical site in the Copper Country, from the backwoods community of Victoria to the well-worn halls of Fort Wilkins. I had the opportunity to go underground at Adventure Mine and snowshoe out to Hanka Homestead, one of the most remote and least visited places in all of the Keweenaw. It was a blast and the resulting photos are featured in magazines, emails, social media, and the Keweenaw National Historical Park's website. It's a great feeling to see my photos representing a National Park unit and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!