|The Purple Martin Inn|
|Marilou and Ruth showed me around the inn and town|
Cindy Vezinau is the visionary behind the Purple Martin Inn. She is working to make it as "green" as possible, using recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed materials at every juncture of the renovation.
The inn is named after the Purple Martin colony that returns to summer at the property every year. It was a joy to sit on the balcony overlooking Lake Huron and watch the birds in flight. The Purple Martin population has been dwindling in recent years, so it was encouraging to see this thriving community of birds in Rogers City.
|Purple Martin in flight|
The Purple Martin Inn is also a place for the community to gather. This year, the first "Martin Mania" weekend festival which included a dance at the main intersection in Rogers City and a bonfire on the beach near the inn.
When the inn is complete, profits will be used to support work with foster kids. Rogers City has had a camp for foster kids for many decades, and the partnership with the inn will help to continue this important work.
|Interior of Inn|
|Reclaimed barn wood finishes this ceiling|