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Lynn Gamelin
January 15, 2013

I wanted to look up articles from my dads football career at Munising High School, but was unsure how to. His name is Arthur Louis Gamelin, Jr. Can you steer me in the right direction?

Steve Beechler
August 10, 2012

Anyone know of a "Lost locomotive" in the woods in Alger county? Possibly some where by Melstrand?

Greg Jewell
February 23, 2012

Does anyone remember the club 13 bar? It was on FFH 13 near Petes Lake back in the 40's or early 50's --and only open for a few years. My ex wife's uncle bought it and turned it into a home. His name was Mel Langevin. He was born and raised in Munising.

If anyone has or knows where I can get a photo of the bar--please e-mail me.

Greg Jewell

David Alexander
February 18, 2012

Back in the late 40's and early 50's our family would vacation at Beaver Basin on Big Beaver Lake. At the time the property was owned by Guy Burrell. He built about five or six small log cabins on the east side of Lowney creek which was the major inlet of the lake. The cabins each had bird names...the one we stayed in the most was called the "Wren." A small boat house was built across Lowney Creek that housed the wooden fishing boats that came with the cabins. I remember it also housed some very old vintage outboard motors. The boat house was covered in green tar paper. It was a BEAUTIFUL spot!

David Alexander

February 01, 2012

Does anyone remember munro cabins on mccomb lake in munising michigan back in the 1950's? Does anyone have any pictures of them?


Joan Lindsey
January 15, 2012

My father was George and my mother was Gladys Reeves Smith. My grandfather was Robert O. Smith. I was speaking to the sexton a few years ago about my brother George Smith Jr. who died when he was a baby. Probably around between 1932 and 1936.I asked the sexton if he knew where he was buried. He checked the names and said that George Jr. was buried in Robert O. Smith's grave. Is there any way that that can be noted in the records? Also the family has (?) lots in the cemetery and some of us would like our ashes buried there, close to my parents and 3 brothers who are in the same section. I do have a form for "Request of Transfer". But, I don't know who is supposed to sign it. There are 6 remaining children of George and Gladys. What do we have to do complete the form.

Thank you,
Joan Smith Lindsey

September 08, 2011

Curious about the history of Munising Bottling Company...found a bottle in a basement and cannot find any info on when the company was in business, short of one article from 1921.


Robert Huebotter
September 06, 2011

We understand Timothy Nestor in 1894 had a lumber business in Munising. Can you provide any details such as co. name, addr., area logged, etc.? He is our G-gfather and resided in Saginaw with his family.

Robert Huebotter

denise m juchemich
August 29, 2011

I am looking for information on an ancestor Delia Duyore,joseph duyore,Marguerite duyore around 1869 in old munising.


Janet Hoy
August 28, 2011

I am looking for someone that could go to the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising, MI. Have a relative buried their and would like any information that may be on a head stone for Elizabeth Shilling who passed on Feb. 14, 1915. We would like to know of husbands name or children if anything around her stone would give info. Thanks to whom ever might be able to do this.

Janet Hoy

Dale Rowe
June 22, 2011

Lived in Munising from birth (1947) thru 1953, on Onota street. Looking to re-establish contacts with remaining relatives and friends. Most of my relatives on my mothers side were named Lambert. My father worked at "The Beech Inn" b/4 He migrated to lower Michigan, and We followed about a year later. Went to kindergarten & 1st grade @ Mather. Would enjoy hearing from long lost relatives, and friends. .

Dale Rowe

Pamela Ann (Clune) Fucci
May 15, 2011

I have family who worked and met at the E Channel Lighthouse in the 1800's. Does ANYone know where I can get a book on the History of the Lighthouse, who lived, worked ,visited there etc.
Thank you,


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Linda Lagestee
February 14, 2011

I have a match book from, WILDERSPIN WONDER BAR 206 w. SUPERIOR ST
When is this from? I can't find any info. Thanks


Carol Smith
May 16, 2010

I'm looking for information about the old Munising Golf Course. Does anyone know where I could find photographs online or how that place, an old homestead, became a golf course? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Patricia Wisney
May 04, 2010

Last summer (2009) I visited Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising to find the grave of my uncle Joseph Kincel. I did find his grave. I observed that the area in which he is buried contains identical gravestones, all men, all approximately the same age, all dying in the 1960's. There also is a similar area of identical headstones of men dying in the 1970's. My uncle worked for the Kneeland Bigelow Lumber Co. The 1930 Census lists his occupation as a laborer in the lumber works. He was born in 1884 in Tyssa, Austria and died in 1963. I would appreciate information concerning these sections in the cemetery. Thank You!

March 31, 2010

We travel through Munising at least once a year on our way to MN and have often wondered what is the history with the empty rail cars outside of town and is there a plan to do anything with those some day?

Terri Gaeta
March 21, 2010

looking for information on the Munising Hospital that burned and was destroyed Friday, Nov 10, 1933. At the time of the fire the hospital had been closed and was no longer a hospital, but my grandfather and his family lived in the building and operated a laundry/cleaners servicing the residences of Munising and the lake frieghter crews. The family was saved but the building was destroyed. I would love to find out where it was, ie. address, and any old photos of the hospital that may exist.
Thank you for any info you may have to share.

March 01, 2010

Hi..doing a family tree and looking for info on my grandmother, Harriet Lucier Courter-Syers, such as her grandparents info. Thanks

marv smith
February 23, 2010

my name is marv smith i am looking for info on my family so i can do a family tree if you can provide me with any help that would be wonderful

my fathers name is arthur williams his brothers name is harold williams. harolds wife is marian williams rv is harolds and arthurs father margette is harold and arthurs mother rv's sister is maxine poupor and my name is marv smith i was adopted by harold's daughter susan ann wlliams is her madden name and susan is married to john smith susan's has two sisters cindy williams and paticia williams paticia is married to butch morin and arthur E williams is my biological father and biological mother is named leila m. (lemeiux) tucker i also has a 26 years half brother named christopher tucker

cyndy irvine
January 08, 2010

I'm researching Mary Todd Lincoln and her travels along Lake Superior. Does anyone have any information about her and any visits to the Munising area?

Louise Dice
November 09, 2009

My great-aunt is Louise Lange Jasper and her husband Albert are interred in Maple Grove cemetery. I am interested in learning more about the Jasper family. If you have any information I would sincerely appreciate your contact.

October 10, 2009

looking for information on the Munising Hospital that burned and was destroyed Friday, Nov 10, 1933. At the time of the fire the hospital had been closed and was no longer a hospital, but my grandfather and his family lived in the building and operated a laundry/cleaners servicing the residences of Munising and the lake frieghter crews. The family was saved but the building was destroyed. I would love to find out where it was, ie. address, and any old photos of the hospital that may exist. Thank you for any info you may have to share.

Sandra Beauchamp Lumley
September 16, 2009

Was there a Munising State Hospital in the early 1900's? If there was, how would I find out if a relative was a patient there (and died there)?

Rebecca Rusak
September 15, 2009

still working on my family tree My Great Uncle George Wojtowicz Gates married a woman named Annie Wettaha. Any information on Annie or her family would be appreciated. Annie was his second wife I believe. Great Uncle George came to Munsing from Poland with his 16 year old Daughter Helen Lynn who married a tyner. Any info on who Helen husband was is appreciated. Thank you

Rick Johnson
August 13, 2009

Hi, my grandparents owned Chaffee Log Cabins back in the 50's to 70's timeframe. They owned most of 4 lakes which I see on the map are now listed As McComb/Tie Lake area. Their lodge was between these two lakes on the crest of the hill. - I'd like to take a pilgrimage back to that area in the summer of 2010 and want to know if that area is completely open to the public and is accessible by private car? I know that their lodge and all of the cabins were torn down to make way for the campgrounds after their place was sold to the government. - If anyone recalls this place or my grandparents - Charles and Gladys Johnson, I'd really enjoy hearing from you. - Rick Johnson

Jeff Marthins
August 13, 2009

My great grand father owned and operated Farrell's Drug store from 1902 until his death in 1922. Does anyone have any information, newspaper clippings or photos?

Brian G. Brown
March 18, 2009

I just want to put my new email address on here. Back in 2006 I was searching for information on Trenary, Michigan. I was wanting to find out about a certain store called "Shadys General Merchandise". Two ladys have contacted me so far and they have been most helpful. Also, for those that are searching for information you may want to contact the Alger County Historical Society. They have books and pictures that you can obtain. Thank you, and good luck to all you researchers out there.

March 16, 2009

I am looking for information on the fires that were around the Munising area sometime around the late 1970's or so. I have heard that they went on for years, but I am having a hard time finding information. Thanks =)

sherrie best
March 14, 2009

looking for information of my familys native american morin or benoit. great grandmother mary benoit morin any one whith info it would be apreciated thank you sherrie

shannon davis
March 11, 2009

Im researching my family history in munising. My grandmother was born there in 1931,(Marie Strong) she was the daughter of Claude and Ida Strong. I need to find out what Ida Strongs maiden name was. I've searched all over with no success.Ida was born in 1893 and passed in 1974. I only have that information because of the Maple Grove Cemetery Records. She also had a second marriage later in life to a Polmatier. She owned the last house on Superior Street.If someone out there knows ANYthing I would greatly appreciate it.

January 31, 2009
I recently found out my grandfather had three siblings who emigrated from Sweden to Michigan, USA in the late 19th century. Two of them supposedly settled in the cities of Chatham and/or Munising, Alger county. Both had four children each, who would be my late fathers cousins. Their children would in turn be second cousins to me, I guess. I thought I'd ask whether someone might recognize any of these names...

* Karin Norberg (born Norlin), had four children;
1)Bernhard Norberg
2)Evelyn Lomley (born Norberg)
3)Anabel Bernice Davids (born Norberg)
4)Helen M Norberg

* Algot Norlin, had four children;
1) John William Norlin
2) Anna Malone (born Norlin)
3) Elvira Dott (born Norlin)
4) Charles Donald/Donald C Norlin

Thankful for any help!

Harrw Gerow III
December 21, 2008

Hello My name is Harry Gerow III I don't know if any one can help me with this I'm putting together a family tree and I'm looking for any info on William Gerow (B 1863-D 1921) his wife Josephine (B 1865-D 1951)I would like to know what her madden name was, there children were Agnis(B 1910),My great grandfather Charles (B 1895), a child whos name and B/D I don't know and Isabelle (B 1890) who was married to a Man named Ressler or Kessler(first name unknown) her children were Rhea(B 1909),Arther(B 1911),Edna(B 1913)and Edwin(B 1914). William, Josephine and Charles Gerow are Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery if any one would take the time to take picture's of the headstones and email them to me I would be very grateful, anything would be helpful

Glenna Malmborg Hoornstra
October 11, 2008

Hi, I am looking for a photograph of the old hospital that existed in the 60's. My mom was there in 1963 for radiation treaments for cancer. I was in Munising last year and could not find a hospital where I remember it being and was told there was a hospital on the end of town but that was not it. The hospital I remember was several stories and was an old building. I remember it being in the Center of town of the main drag up on a hill. Anyone have a picture I could get a copy of? My mom died shortly after she left the hospital and I would very much like a picture of it for my family scrapbook. Thanks!

bob holmes
September 11, 2008

i would like to know any information about the christmas fire from 1877 and any other historical info about christmas if anyone could help out thanks

Patti (Reiter) Owens
September 07, 2008
My grandfather Carl Reiter had a barber shop in munising and his first wifes name was Eva and second wifes name was cora i sure would like any info or pic on this. thanks

Beth Fenton
August 20, 2007
Hi, we're working towards purchasing an old house at N7677 Carmody Road, near the Pictured Rocks. The county assessor's office lists it as being built in 1948. However, after reviewing different aspects of the house, we think it was begun as a small cabin and added on to, much earlier than that. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Juliet George
July 18, 2007
Greetings from the hotlands. Does anyone know of a D'Arcy family that once lived in Munising? For historic preservation purposes (to save an old neighborhood from teardowns), I am researching and writing about developers, builders, and early residents of a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, and these include James D'Arcy (1892-1969), a real estate developer, builder, and lumberyard owner. He was born in Brimley and educated in the schools of Munising. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D'Arcy. I am especially interested in photographs, and especially from the era of his activity in Fort Worth: the 1920s and 1930s. I wonder if any of his relatives still live in the lakeshore area. After leaving Fort Worth (in the latter years of the Depression), he lived in Bailey, Colorado. He was buried in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Thank you in advance for any information and/or images.

D. Taber
June 22, 2007
Am looking for information about the first buildings built in Munising. My great-grandfather, Frank Lamphere, followed the lumber camps and built bars with dance halls or rooms above. I have a picture of one of his buildings that my mom believes is still standing and is now a 'lunch room'.The picture I have is of the main street in Munising, going up from the docks with his building on the left. Would the county historical society be the right place to go with this?

June 14, 2007
Looking for history on our building. It is 109 West Superior and was built in the early 1900's. We bought it from the Flynn family where it had been a carpet shop for many years. Before this it was Stevenson's Hardware (I have a tiny memory of having been there as a small child). We have also been told it was a candy store as well. We are looking for any old pictures or stories from anyone who had relatives that worked here or have any details to share. We would like to make display of the history for people to see when they visit. Thanks!

Mr Test
June 05, 2007
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Rhonda Lassila
May 16, 2007
I am looking for some information about Munising. What year was the first hospital built in Munising? What year did Cluen Malone become sheriff? What year was the first library established in Munising. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Rhonda Lassila

Sally Graves
May 16, 2007
I have a few questions that I need answers for concerning the city of Munising. Does anybody know when the first library was established, what year the first hospital was built and what year did Cluen Malone become sheriff? I would appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks.

Charles H (Chuck) Truscott
May 11, 2007
I have been working on a family history of the Truscott family of Mackinac Island, and have reason to believe that a great uncle of mine settled in Munising and operated a store there by the name of the Blue Front Store. My great uncle's name was Charles Greener Truscott, and his parents were Thomas Cole and Mary Jane (Spry) Truscott. I believe he would have been born in Canada, but am unsure of the date or either his birth or his death. I only have recollections of my aunts mentioning an "Uncle Charlie" who came to visit at Mackinac (Thomas Cole Truscott operated a bakery and confectionary on Mackinac in the 1880s and 1890s as well as working for a brother, George Truscott, and my grandfather, Samuel Edwin Truscott, who would have been a brother of Charles' was a shoemaker on Mackinac, and my Dad, Charles, and Uncle Philip K, operated a combination restaurant/ice cream parlor/tavern by the name of S. E. Truscott & Sons until 1949). I also saw the top of a piece of stationary which said "Blue Front Store, Munising Michigan, Charles G. Truscott" or something similar. Anyway, if anyone is familiar with the Blue Front Store, Charles G. Truscott, or perhaps a descendant of Charles G. Truscott, I would appreciate hearing from them. Thanks, Charles H (Chuck) Truscott Formerly of Mackinac Island, now of Lansing, MI

betty krueger
April 29, 2007
I would like to make contact with Betty Hall. also some of the girl scout members from the 1950 era.

Kim Straw
February 04, 2007
I am working on my family tree and am trying to locate some info on a deceased relative named Ernest "Otto" Greene. He was married to Ella Nelson Greene. They apparently moved from Kentucky to Shingleton MI around 1942. My info indicates they had 9 children, 2 of which died as infants. Otto died 5/24/1950 and is supposed to buried in Shingleton. If anyone has any info or can direct me to a good source, I would appreciate it. Thanks Kim

William Gipson
December 30, 2006
I am planning to move to the Munising area when I retire and would be interested in reading any and all about the history of this beautiful town.

Rebecca Rusak
December 04, 2006
I on doing a family tree. If anyone has any information on the Wojtowicz/Gates family I would appreciate. I know my grandfather name stanislaw and his wife Aneila moved there approximately 1912/13, only stayed a few years and then moved to Hamtramck. He had a brother or uncle living in Munsing who birth name was Wojtowicz, but changed his name not sure if legal or not to Gates. Looking for any information on the uncle/brother. I did find the name Andrew Wojtowicz on some papers from New Amsterdam New York. Would appreciate any information. Thank you.

December 02, 2006
This isn't really for just Munising...but for the AuTrain Basin. With the lower water level we were out at the refuge and found many old farm type things. Such as an old plow, old shovels, many horse shoes, a small stone fence(about two feet off the ground), hinges with fancy tooling, old leather shoes, pins, chains, and more if I knew what the items were:) I was wondering if anyone knew of who owned the back of the basin before UPPCO bought it. I heard of a name of Holmstead, but cannot find any info on him. There was a homestead back there but with the dam being built it was put under water. That is all I've been able to find. I am thinking of going to the Historical Society and also the County Deeds Office to see if I can find anything out.

Rebecca Rusak
November 25, 2006
How did Gates Rd get it's name? Any information on Gates rd. would be appreciated. Thank YOu.

Dolly Lindeblad Morrow
November 25, 2006
I was wondering if anyone has a picture of the Paper Mill houses. Sure would like to see them again. Dolly

Mr Test
November 23, 2006
Just checking in to make sure this form submission is working correctly. Thanks for joining in! :-)

Brian G.Brown
November 18, 2006
A big heartfelt thank you goes out to a lovely lady that answered my post on here concerning my quest for the General Merchandise store in the 1800's.She directed me to the Alger County Historical Society for information and they were kind enough to respond to my letter I sent with not only how to obtain a book that I was interested in but also a photo copy of the store itself.This project I am doing was merely out of curiosity but now will result in quite a Christmas gift for my father.Best of luck to all in thier searching and a big hug to to you Tobi. :)

November 16, 2006
Doing family tree . Anybody out there with Holden / Shea connections contact me . My ancestor was Michael and Bridget Holden they were born early part of 1800 in Ireland. Raised their children in West Stockbridge Mass. Then moved to Munising / Bay Furnace and on to Marquette. The Shea connection is Mary (Holden)Shea (1838 - 1906)and her husband William . William was a superintendent of the Bay Furnace prior to 1874 when he drowned . Mary and her family went onto Marquette. They were parents of 8 children.

Mr Test
October 12, 2006
Mr Test here to save the day. This script is working correctly. Have a happy day.

Keith Vincent
September 24, 2006
I need to find out the date the newest courthouse was built in Munising. Thanks

August 21, 2006
For years, I have been using (conserving!) a package of Silver-Sheets that came from my great Aunt. I am out of them, and looking for this product. It has a line "copyright 1945--The munising paper company. Anyone able to tell me if the munising paper company is still in business, or if it has changed name/hands, if the product is still made???? (Ironic--had a cousin at Grand Marais for several years--would have had her research this if only I had looked at the pkg. closer!)

August 06, 2006
my wife recently bought a munising bowl woul like some history about it

James D. Rivette
July 21, 2006
My family was from Munising in the mid to late 1800's. The family name is Rivette and there were 13 children who gre up in Munising. I was wondering if anyone has any information on the Rivette family. Thank you,

Brian G. Brown
June 20, 2006
Hello to all.I may be grabbing at straws here but hey, it is worth a shot because you just never know.Anyhow...I am seeking information of any sort on an old store in Trenary Michigan that was called "General Merchandise".On the note pad heading is the name J.M.Shady.My dad has a ledger containing a list of items that were sold from that store and it is really unique to look at all the inexpensive prices they had at that time.Throughout the ledger the date of 1898 is stamped at the top of the pages.Any information would be helpful and we are hoping to get the ledger back to the rightful family even if for just keepsake reasons.Please feel free to email me directly at Thank you.

Paul Ingraham
June 16, 2006
This is a reply to a post by Mona O'Donnell on January 13, 06 re: Coalwood. I have a book titled "Michigan Ghost Towns: Upper Peninsula Volume III", published by Glendon Publishing of Tawas City, MI in 1973. Under Alger County it contains this information on Coalwood: COALWOOD - 1910, population 100. A station on the M.St.P and S.S.M. Railroad. In 1915, listed as a discontinued post office 11 miles from Munising. Mail Munising. Was in Au Train Township, near present day M-94 Highway and on the present Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad. That's all I can tell you now, but, if you can find an old county map from that era, you should be able to locate the town site. There should be something in the survey and tax parcel records to trace.

Marlena Taylor
June 12, 2006
My dad worked in Munising in the winter time when he was a 14-15 years old (1945 or 1946)in a logging camp. I would like more information on this camp, who was the company, etc. Pictures would be great. Is there a museum with this kind of information. My Dad remembers it was off of M28

mr test
June 12, 2006
here i come to day the save

May 12, 2006
Just thought I'd step in and say hello to everyone one out there in Yooperville Munising MI. :-)

Bill Bishop
April 04, 2006
Does anyone have a picture of the old court house ..I remember it from my childhood burned down about 25 years ago.. my whole family is from up there am looking for a copy

Barney Deibert
March 22, 2006
Most recent post- can anyone answer this question? What was the name of the paper mill in 1903? ********* Munising Paper Company

Mary Ann DeJaeger
March 18, 2006
I was wondering if anyone had any information on a business named Munising Radio. Any information would be helpful.

Avaleen Hazzard Gibson
March 10, 2006
I am working on my family genealogy and recently learned that a great grandfather James Hazzard married Florence Fortin of Ishpeming in Munising on July 04 1905. We have a number of old photos taken in an Ishpeming Photo shop that we would like to share. Does anyone have info on the marriage or relatives of Florence Fortin in the area that I can connect with.

February 03, 2006
I'm researching my family history. I have just found (today!) that Susan McGovern married ? Rowe and was in Munising in the 1910 census as head of household. There are 5 children - Mary, Henry, Louis, Della, and Luella. Does anyone know of this Rowe family? In the 1930 census Louis and Henry were living with a family named Depea? Degea?. Louis was listed as the city clerk. Could I please hear from anyone who might know these names. I would also like the name and address of the cemetery to see if I could get some burial information. I would be willing to pay for any research.

Donna Newsom
January 18, 2006
I have two wooden bowls that are labeled: Munising Bowl The Piqua-Munising Wood Products The label is in good shape with the GoodHousekeeping seal of Approval. I wonder if anyone would be interested in these bowls? Please let me know. Thanks. Donna Newsom

Mona Odonnell
January 13, 2006
On Sept 23,1908 Ellen Hakala was born in Coalwood Michigan. She passed away in Jan 2006 at 97 years. I have been trying to locate any info on Coalwood. I know that there was a train track that went through there as I was there about 4 years ago. The historical society was about to close and we had to leave town. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

Harbour Sands
November 09, 2005
Has anyone seen the Maki boys?

Kathleen Perry
November 07, 2005
Here is a more current view of that block in the area you mentioned..(DogPatch)

Paul Ingraham
November 02, 2005
Answering a couple of posts: - from Bonnie Hebert RE: Timber Trail Girl Scout camp. Yes, that camp did exist and was located on Highway 13 south of Wetmore almost in Delta County. My mother, Earlene Ingraham, was camp director there in the 1960s and early 70s and I actually worked there doing maintenance while in high school in the 1960s. One should seek out the facts for sure, but I remember seeing some old articles in her scrapbooks that indicated the camp went back to the 1930s and that the girls originally arrived by logging train coming up from Nahma and were simply dropped off at the camp. There is an old railroad grade within 1/2 mile of the campsite. The camp closed in the 1970s and the big log lodge was cut into 3 sections and moved off the property to become camp cabins for private owners. I remember seeing them being moved. The tent sites, fire rings and lakeside dock were removed and the area returned to wild forest land by the Forest Service in the Hiawatha National Forest. Unless you know just where to look, you can't find much of a trace there anymore. I tried to walk in there in about 1985 and was barely able to find the entrance road which is no longer manitained as it doesn't go anywhere else. I expect you might be able to get some photos and additional history from the Alger County Historical Society or the Peninsula Waters Girl Scout Council as well as The Munising News archives.. - from John Shaffstall RE: the old cannon behing the Community Center. I lived literally right next door (200 Munising Avenue) to the center, then the American Legion post, in the late 1950s and early 60s and played on that cannon almost every day. It was a 1st World War relic which, as I recall being told, was captured from the Germans in France and brought back as a trophy. I was back there in 2002 and also wanted to know what happened to it. No one could tell me for sure, but one legionnaire said he thought it had been destroyed when the Community Center cleaned up behind the building because the cannon had become so rusted out that it could not be restored. I remember in the 60s that it was pretty ratty and I got cut on rust several times even then. I can imagine what a further 40 years of neglect in that climate probably added to the deterioration.

October 19, 2005
Robert, Could it have been this one? Sincerely, Chris
Munising, Michigan 49862 USA

Robert Kososki
October 19, 2005
Correction to my post: Year should be late 1930s and the location of apartment block would be just before the Dog Patch.

Robert Kososki
October 19, 2005
I am trying to locate a picture of an apartment block that I was told was on your web site last year. It was located at the end of main street. My step father Vernon Rousseau and the rest of our family lived there in the late 1900s. I would appreciate any help you can give me.

October 15, 2005
Does anyone know anything about Camp Timbertrail, I think it was a girl scout camp?

Harry Gerow
September 25, 2005
Hello My name is Harry Gerow III I dont know if any one can help me with this Im putting together a family tree and im looking for any info on William Gerow (B 1863-D 1921) his wife Josephine (B 1865-D 1951)I would like to know what her madden name was, there children were Agnis(B 1910),My great grandfather Charles (B 1895), a child whos name and B/D I dont know and Isabelle (B 1890) who was married to a Kessler(name unknowen) her children were Rhea(B 1909),Arther(B 1911),Edna(B 1913)and Edwin(B 1914) William, Josephine and Charles are Bured in Maple Grove Cemetery if any one would take the time to take picture's of the headstones and email them to me I would be very greatfull, anything would be helpfull

Harry Gerow
September 24, 2005
Hello My name is Harry Gerow III I dont know if any one can help me with this Im putting together a family tree and im looking for any info on William Gerow (B 1863-D 1921) his wife Josephine (B 1865-D 1951)I would like to know what her madden name was, there children were Agnis(B 1910),My great grandfather Charles (B 1895), a child whos name and B/D I dont know and Isabelle (B 1890) who was married to a Kessler(name unknowen) her children were Rhea(B 1909),Arther(B 1911),Edna(B 1913)and Edwin(B 1914) William, Josephine and Charles are Bured in Maple Grove Cemetery if any one would take the time to take picture's of the headstones and email them to me I would be very greatfull, anything would be helpfull

gene scott
September 18, 2003
Hi. I am trying to reach Alger County Historical Society or Charles Syman. Address and phone # I have is 208 W. Onoto, Box 201, Munising, 906-387-4308. may I hear from you? gene scott, livonia.

September 02, 2003
I made a mistake on the first post. I meant the East Channel Lighthouse on Grand Island. I need a picture of the white house that is beside it. I need all the info I can get. Thanks!

September 02, 2003
Can anyone please tell me where I can find a picture of that white house next to the Grand Island Lighthouse? Or can anyone please tell me the name of that house?? It is part of a project I am doing for school. I need all the information I can get. Thanks!

Larry Maki
September 02, 2003
My name is Larry Maki. I'm currently trying to find information on my family. My father was Lenhart Maki, and my mother was Elsie Mae Maddox. I was born and raised in Munising from 1957 to 1970. Born at Munising Hospital, by Dr. Olsen. My two sisters were Kristi Lynn Maki, and Julie Ann Maki. My step-mother was JoAnn Lambert Maki. Other family last names are Salo, Livermore, and Sheersmits. Any information you can send me on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Very Much Larry Dean Maki 3001 N 32nd Street, #103 Phoenix AZ 85018 602-667-3101

Greg Masak
August 27, 2003
Back in the late 60's and early 70's, my family lived in Munising. Can anyone tell me does the Buckhorn still exist? We use to go snowmobiling to the the Buckhorn. Thanks!

Thomas Nelson
August 08, 2003
Who built the East Channel lighthouse? How many rooms did it have and what was the interior like? What is the projection for saving/restoring it and is any access allowed?

John A Fullmer
August 07, 2003
My father was a part of the Civilian Conservation Corps located at Munising back in the 1930's. I have pictures of him on snowshoes and picture postcards of the camp. I would like to know more about the mission of that camp, where exactly it was located, and any other information available. Both parents are now deceased and my information is limited regarding that part of Dad's life. I know he went back to Big Rapids to care for his ailing parents and to get married.

Tony Wirth
May 10, 2003
Why does your section about the first settlers in the Munising area not mention Abraham Williams? I'm sure anyone interested in the area would like to read about the very first non-native person who lived in the area.

John Shaffstall
March 14, 2003
There used to be a WWII cannon in front of the Fire Station which was then moved behind what once was the Community Center. I remember climbing on this thing in the 60's when I was a very young boy. I was wondering what ever happened to that cannon. Anyone?

Frank Morrison
February 22, 2003
Interested in the History of the Bay Furnace settlement. Is it posseble to get to and to walk around where the settlement was located? Please contact me with info you may have. Thanks Frank

Amy Stier
November 26, 2002
I am wondering if anyone out there can help me out. My Dad grew up in Munising and I wanted to find some special Christmas gifts for him: (1) a book on the history of Munising and/or (2) old maps of the Munising/Grand Marais area. Can anyone tell me where to look? I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

Jenn Raudenbush
August 27, 2002
I am looking for anyone who remembers "The Junque Shop", which was located on M28 back in the '70's. It was my grandmothers antique shop, and I spent a lot of time there. I am looking to obtain a picture of what the building looks like now, or even from back then. ( I have lost all my pictures ) Thanks for any help anyone may provide.