Located at the end of an 8 mile long, winding black top road east of of US-41 that follows for some distance along the beaches of Lake Superior, lies the harbor at Bete Grise. Bete Grise is French for Grey Beast. The road ends at a channel leading to a harbor of refuge. Virgin pines can be seen from the lighthouse and many people enjoy the quiet beach in this once important, mining village. In 1940, only 10 residents remained and buildings were abandoned. Today it appears as a small resort area but the old, clapboard buildings remain much the same as they were many years ago.