Home Sweet Pickle Barrel: 20th century cartoonist’s home still draws a crowd

Jun 24, 2016

If you're heading to the Upper Peninsula for a vacation this summer, you might choose to stay in a hotel. Maybe you'll camp out in a tent or camper. 

Or maybe, if you're like 20th century cartoonist William Donahey, you'll stay in a pickle barrel.

Near the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais sits a little barrel-shaped cottage. This very unique little place was once a summer retreat for the cartoonist and author of children's books. 

Cathy Egerer​ from the Grand Marais Historical Society joined us today to talk a bit about the pickle barrel cottage and the man for whom it was built.


Cathy Egerer is Treasurer and Archivist for the Grand Marais Historical Society.