Post by numbear77 on Jul 22, 2020 4:11:20 GMT
Not much is known of this small island. At one point it was home to the only king to rule American land, King James Strang. I spent many nights here, After my trip I calculated that I spent 58 days on the island.
My original journey was to search for the treasure of James Strang. One of the few lost treasures left in the Midwest. Unfortunately I found nothing of monetary value, only historical artifacts, which have been turned over to the historical society of Michigan by choice.
Artifacts ranged from old farm tools to arrowheads and Indian pottery. Much old waste was also found that was left in its place. upon arriving my raft was destroyed by a storm and most of my technology was lost, I retained my backpack with my metal detector, tent, radio and a few other basic supplied. I had planned for this exact circumstance. about 3 weeks in my solar charger has stopped working. with no real tools I was unable to repair it and my radio batteries died a few days later. I thought i would spend the rest of my life on the island, but to my good fortune a visitor to the island had arrived on boat, a bird watcher of all people. I was rescued by my new friend who came to the island and he transferred me back to my car, my long journey back started after he gave my car a jumpstart and some gas as I had no money.
This entire event was life changing. Even using a keyboard right now seems foreign to me, Ive forgotten how to spell many words. I became primitive again. Days would pass without me even thinking about my life back home. But now im back, I have attached my map drawn from memory as i had no way on the island to accurately mark my paths other than a notebook and pen. Hopefully this map will help travelers to the island in the future. Its not exactly hostile, but it is remote. There is no help, no safety or shelter, not even the state seems to care about this island.
If anyone has any questions about the island or my trip feel free to ask, thank you for reading.
High island life.kmz (13.7 KB)