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14 of the Best Michigan Tourist Attractions in The Thumb

14 things to see in michigan's thumb

Top 14 “Must See” Michigan Upper Thumb Sites. A perfect recipe for a day trip or a week of exploring. Many are free to see and all are an easy drive to get to.

The Legend of Whiskey Harbor During Michigan Prohibition

The LEGEND of Whiskey harbor

On the eastern edge of Michigan’s Thumb lies a lonely and very rocky cove on the shore of Lake Huron. The remote area sits on a layer of limestone that makes it hard to build on so it remains undeveloped to this day. It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful remote setting was the site for criminal activity during the time of Michigan Prohibition for over 12 years.

Lighthouses of Michigan’s Upper Thumb

There are 124 Michigan lighthouses across the state.  They are unique, functional and draw many visitors to explore their grounds or climb the towers.  Of the four lighthouses in the Upper Thumb, only one is accessible directly from the land. All the others need a boat to access. Port Austin Reef Lighthouse The light was first … Read more

102 Years Ago in Harbor Beach History

Harbor Beach Times Masthead

102 years ago illustrations started to appear in the newspapers of Michigan’s Upper Thumb. The following was on the front page of the Harbor Beach Times on January 5th, 1917. Was food scarce? Coal was also in short supply causing layoffs of fisherman and the sugar beet processing plant in Mt. Clemens. It’s an interesting … Read more