The Pier Based Coast Guard Harbor Beach Station

Coast Guard Station Sand Beach c1920

An Iconic Coast Guard Station Torn Down in 2004 The original Coast Guard Station was a pier station built on the Jenk’s company dock in 1910 and incorporated a 50-foot lookout tower. The station seen in this picture was built on a concrete foundation 300 yards offshore in 1935. During World War II, the Harbor … Read more The Pier Based Coast Guard Harbor Beach Station

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A Fortnight in the Wilderness by Alexis De Tocqueville

Fortnight In The Wilderness Alexis De Tocqueville

In 1831, two 26-year-old, French aristocrats, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Gustave de Beaumont, decided to strike out, in what today’s terms, would be the ultimate road trip. Namely, traveling overland from Detroit, to the last “white” settlement in the Northwest Territories, to Saginaw Michigan.