The Fading Days of Bach Michigan, and Its General Store


The Bach General Store, long since closed. Once the center of the community, these shops were common in the days before Walmart and Dollar General.

The Wreck of the Iron Chief

The picture post on our sister site about the huge dock in Forrestville gives rise to the question. Why did they name the boathouse the Iron Chief? A little exploring showed that there indeed was a ship with this unusual name but she was not made out of iron. Today, she lays in over a hundred feet of water off the shore of the Grindstone City in the Thumb Area Bottomland Preserve