About ThumbWind Publications

Designated as the Wind Energy Capital of the Great Lakes, Michigan’s Upper Thumb is a fascinating farming region, renewable energy production, and tourism.

The Thumb offers a playground of festivals, art galleries, fairs, agricultural exhibits, and the ability to play in the lake with its sugar sand beaches along beautiful Saginaw Bay.

Since 2009, Thumbwind Publications’ goal is to explore and find fun all around Michigan with a focus on the Upper Thumb.

From Caseville’s famous Cheeseburger Festival, sailing on Saginaw Bay, discovering the art studios in Port Austin, kayaking to Turnip Rock, antiquing in Sebewaing, discovering fresh farm-to-table foods, and marveling at expansive wind farms.

We also look back to the fascinating history and key events that shaped the area. We look for the “Best of the Thumb” and pass it on.

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Editorials and Opinions

From time to time Thumbwind may research and publish stories regarding sensitive issues or topics unique to Michigan and the Thumb region.

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Find Thumbwind Content in these Publications and Sites

Porcupine Press Publications
Lakeshore Living Guide
Huron County Developed Council
K102.5 FM Kalamazoos Greatest hits
101 WRIF Weekend Guide
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Detroit Free Pressw

Other Sites Associated with Thumbwind Publications

Ora Labora dot Org
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Upperthumb Banner
Two Verbs News
Outdoor Skillz

18 thoughts on “About ThumbWind Publications”

  1. Thank you for visiting my post on the Great Lakes. I’ve read with interest several of your posts.
    In spite of having lived in Windsor for 4 years, I had no idea Michigan was referred to as a “thumb”. In fact I had to pull up a map of Michigan to understand this better.
    Imagine my surprise! It really does look like a thumbs-up 🙂

  2. Hello,

    I could share my story about ThumbWind.com

    ThumbWind started as a result of the start of wind energy development in the Thumb region. Wind farm developers were signing up and locking in lease rights to just about every square inch of Michigan’s Upper Thumb and we were concerned. We feared we would see looming 20 story wind turbines everywhere including offshore. Many of my initial posts were stories about wind development. The most popular area is our wind farm map which provides detailed information on every wind farm project in Michigan.

    However, I was encouraged to expand the scope of Thumbwind and soon I was covering other local events and capturing unique places, sites and things to do in Michigan’s Upper Thumb. Readers responded positively to posts about the Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville and padding to Turnip Rock so I kept going. Today there are over 300 posts dealing with topics like art galleries near Port Austin to the wild and crazy history of the Michigan Upper Thumb region. One topic in particular, the Ora Labora colony that existed from 1862-1867 received so much attention that I created a site dedicated to its study with ora-labora.org.

    I hope to expand coverage in the future to include all of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. I’ve been looking for contributors to expand our cope to include such great towns as Tawas and Au Gres.

    Thanks for the opportunity to tell our story. Let me know if you need anything else.

    Mike Hardy

      • Hi Joseph,

        I will look into what is happening in Rodgers City. Thanks for the tip.

        As to webcams. 3 out of 4 Air Advantage webcams are showing down. We don’t manage those cams. Just display them if they are up.

  3. I reported a dead bird with crusted eyes in early July to DNR and Michigan wild life.(neither have made contact) I have also noticed several dead in my travels on the road. Michigan needs to alert other Michiganders regarding not feeding birds at this time until this disease is figured out.


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