Historical people, places, and events in Benzie County.

Michigan Shores Cooperative history Michigan Avenue Frankfort Michigan Dr. Alexander Grant Ruthven University of Michigan president of University of Michigan Beatrice Nesbitt Ruthven Bryant Ruthven First Congregational Church Benzonia
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The Cabbage Shed’s History

According to Allen L. Blacklock’s book, History of Elberta, and records from the Benzie Area Historical Museum, the site where The Cabbage Shed now sits, on Waterfront Lots 16 and 17, was first occupied by a general merchandise store, built…
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Living with Fire in Northern Michigan

By Jed Jaworski Current Contributor Residents of Northern Michigan, like much of the nation, are reevaluating our long held perceptions on fire in the environment. Fire professionals, ecologists and climate experts are all telling us fire…
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After setting nets at the Manitou Islands, the fish tug Good Will returns to Leland harbor.
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Fishing Legacy Lies at Bottom of Betsie Bay

the tale of a faithful ship and the "Good Will" of a community
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Mystery of the W.H. Gilcher

ship lost with all hands near the Manitou Islands