Sebewaing had a thriving shipbuilding and lumber shipping capability in its narrow harbor in the 1800s
Michigan discovered coal near Jackson in the 1830s. Further north coal operations started near Saginaw in the 1850s. Peaking during WWI, Sebewaing had coal mining operations up until the early 1900’s. The last coal mine was closed in 1952.
From 2012 – Report on effectiveness of Michigan’s requirement for 10% of energy to be achieved through renewables showed:
Generated over $100 million in investments in the state, spurred manufacturing, and created jobs.