Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, WI

Lake Winnebago looking East, Menomonee Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, October 17, 2012
Found: Yachting on Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Wis. No. 4842 circa 1912.
Written on the backside in pencil: "Dear Papa, Mamma said that you should
hurryup and get here because Mrs. and Dr. Jones are coming up heee.
Am having a fine time. Florence Robbins. postmarked Taycheedah, Wisconsin July 1 P.M. 1912.
We've been photographing Lake Michigan for years -- the horizon is always the water touching sky. ILake Winnebago reveals a shoreline from some vantage points even though it is the largest inland lakes in the Wisconsin and one of the largest in the US. We could see a wind farm and trees and the lake was tumultuous the rainy day we photographed in October 2012. The Lake contains sturgeon sometimes said to be more than a hundred years old. Spearfishing sturgeon from ice shanties in February is allowed by the DNR but limited as the creatures are on the verge of extinction from poaching and over fishing. The below video documents the culture, ritual, and history of spearfishing the primal sturgeon.
Photographing the mysterious Lake Winnebago, October 17, 2012

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