I have a great collection of pictures my parents took of the Upper Thumb region in the 1980s and 90s. They had started Thumb Impressions …
Bay Port Commercial Fishing District was designated a National Historic Place in 1977. At the time there were seven buildings on the site. Now three remain.
The Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival is the granddaddy of them all. Since 1978 folks come in and lined up for a fish sandwich that “takes two hands to hold one.
In the 1920s, there was a flurry of archaeological activity in Michigan to record and catalog Native American villages, garden beds, and burial mounds. As a result, the entire Saginaw Valley has 100s of identified sites. The identification, and looting, of Indian artifacts from burial mounds, was a common occurrence.
The story of the luxurious Bay Port Hotel and the railway resort era in the late 1800s was short lived.
Was the untimely demise of one of its guests the cause if its downfall?
Bay Port Michigan is known for the paranormal.
Bay Port is the site of a publicly acknowledged haunted Bed & Breakfast Inn and you can walk through a cemetery of a vanished religious colony, and see the site of a haunted hotel that was never rebuilt.
The Letters from Ora Labora 1862 – 1898. Offers a glimpse of the challenges of being a religious pioneer in Michigan’s Wilderness.
This is a collection of stories written through the years.
The former B&B has been featured on Pure Michigan, two Haunted Michigan travel books and highlighted in a paranormal documentary and a movie.