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 Port Austin Winter Carnival returns after a decade in hibernation. The weekend festivities at the tip of the Thumb begin Friday, February 5-7, 2021.
One interesting little site, located in a county park, is the Lightship Huron. Lightships are floating lighthouses that could be anchored on the lakes where it was too deep or impossible to build a lighthouse.
The Cartwheel Inn was an entertainment destination in Port Austin. Top bands and bikers from Detroit and Chicago would stop by for “fun.”
The Caseville Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2021 Caseville Shanty Days festival has been canceled. The event was to have occurred on February 12-13 in Caseville, Michigan.
The history and story behind the 115 year old Caro Michigan River Dam. It’s been a home to Native Americans and early Michigan settlers.
The Dam is falling into significant disrepair. If it fails the Cass river would become a mere creek which would greatly impact recreational boating and fishing.
Fortunately there is interest in refurbishing the historic structure.
We have been following the plight of commercial fishing on the Great Lakes for several years. As a result, we have been contacted by folks around the country to let us know that the assault on commercial fishing for wild caught fish is not only happening in Michigan but every fishing area in North America.
In 2015 Congress considered adding a second underwater marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes.
There are renewed calls to confirm the new marine sanctuary in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters.