Frankfort or Ludington?  The Mystery of Father Marquette’s Death, 345 Years Later

Frankfort or Ludington? The Mystery of Father Marquette’s Death, 345 Years Later

By P.G. Misty SheehanCurrent Contributor Father Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) was one of the most famous of the Jesuit priests who came over to the “New World” to work with the Native Americans. Assigned to “New France” in 1666 as a missionary, he arrived in Quebec, and later was reassigned further up the St. Lawrence River […]

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From Beyond the Horizon: A jubilant Frankfort crowd greets the paddlers from Wisconsin

From Beyond the Horizon: A jubilant Frankfort crowd greets the paddlers from Wisconsin

By Nancy Bissonnette Bordine They gathered on the shore of Frankfort Harbor, all eyes on the horizon. The breeze ruffling their hair was subtly chilled from traveling over the yet cold waters of Lake Michigan. The white silhouettes of three boats approaching the shore gave them great relief, for those boats were the guardians escorting […]

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Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

Platte River Bridge Construction Commences

Traffic on M-22 over the Platte River in northern Benzie County will slow to a crawl this spring and summer as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) rebuilds a 58-year-old bridge. The bridge sits next to Riverside Canoe Trips, a popular canoe, kayak, and tube livery for summertime floats down the Platte. “We’re all very […]

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