"William A Irvin" by Cooper, 16 | Gitche Gumee
The visitor center is a great place. There are lots of things to learn about Lake Superior. There were over 6,000 shipwrecks on the great lakes in the past four hundred years. One famous ship was the Edmond Fitzgerald. It sailed on Lake Superior and encountered a deadly storm. Sadly, it sank and there were no survivors. Later on, the bell of the ship was taken to make a memorial and then a new brass bell with the names of the crew was put back on the boat. After watching the short clip about that we went to the observatory tower. We looked around and saw the view of Lake Superior. It was brutally cold outside, and my hands were freezing. I wonder what it is like to be on a ship, in the middle of the water, no contact with anyone. To me, that would be scary. And to make it more terrifying, you could be in the middle of a violent storm.
About Cooper: "I am from Wisconsin but grew up in many different states before that. My past was difficult and rough. I fought with my family and I have not seen my mom since I was ten. What I see myself like in the future is owning my own comic book business. I started writing my own comics in kindergarten and everyone told me I was great at it. I’m still improving, but what I say is practice makes progress. In a New Light means a lot to me. Photography is a type of art of capturing a story in a photograph. I also like photography because everyone likes the pictures I take. I see photography as a talent of mine."