Our first stop was Eagle Harbor, its entrance marked by a lovingly maintained lighthouse built in 1871. We entered the totally protected harbor after threading our way through unmarked reefs, then docked at the long-deserted U.S. Coast Guard station. Nearby is a lovely white-sand beach, rare on the peninsula both for its color and its warm, swimmable water. The next day, we hitched a ride to the top of nearby Brockway Mountain, along whose summit meanders a scenic road reminiscent of the Skyline Parkway in the Blue Ridge Mountains; the Civilian Conservation Corps built both roads in the 1930s. From the summit, one could see Isle Royale to the north, some 40 miles away.