Van Stratens look back over long, busy lives; ‘Time flies’ after 42 years at historic Pequaming

ALWAYS AT IT–Pete Van Straten, a couple years ago on his Travel Lift hauling boats from the Pequaming Marina in the fall. Historic Henry Ford mill building is in the background.

by Barry Drue
Watching the mid-winter snow pile up from the windows of their home at Pequaming, Ford’s former Pequaming High School, Pete and Lil Van Straten have lots to think about. At 92 they still try to stay as active as they can be, but for Pete, that’s not active enough. The hard-working, self-made logger, road builder, and for decades, machine shop fabricator and owner, hates to slow down. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.