Before rail lines made it out to Chicago, most immigrants reached the midwest by boat and needed to travel through this strait. It's narrow enough to freeze over in the winter, so, unfortunately, this convenient mode of transportation wasn't a year-round affair for our ancestors.
Today we're fortunate to have powerful icebreakers to clear our way and a beautiful bridge to connect Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, but the next time you're in the area, be sure to remember the historical significance of this relatively-narrow channel.
This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. Its rich contours are carefully crafted from laser-cut layers of Baltic birch, which are hand colored and glued together with the intent that each becomes a prized conversational piece and treasured heirloom.
31" Width X 24.5" Length