Under the Radar, Michigan focuses on the best that Michigan has to offer. The thirty-minute program is broadcast regionally on PBS stations and available on-line. The host Tom Daldin guides views on the best restaurants, sites to see and interesting towns. Like Thumbwind, they want to discover and show people places and things that are unique about Michigan.
The name Pointe Aux Barques was coined by French sailors and voyageurs in about 1760. The name literally means the point of boats, This is because the rock formations at the tip of the Thumb looked like the prow of a ship. It was also known as a hideout for sailors.
The year is 1912. An exclusive modern resort community is opened at the tip of Michigan’s thumb with direct train service from Detroit. For over 100 years it has been a resort community.