July 2004 $2.50
Beaver Beacon The Island Monthly Since 1955
some stories in this issue:
Islanders go Sky Diving from 11,000 ft.; Museum Week Schedule
Ben Fogg stops at Beaver with family aboard his new Tug, Spartacus
BIRHC Grand Opening Celebration; The Dig Continues: Suttons Bay Anthropology Club
Walleye Pond a Success this year; Art found in Nature - the Wood Sculpture of Bruce Struik
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Contents J u l y 2 0 0 4
News from the Townships ............................................................................... 4. Beaver Beacon
AmVets Retire Worn Flags .............................................................................. 8. the Island Monthly since 1955
PABI GroundBreaking; Island Airways Hangar Party...................................... 9. Published by
Walleye Pond a Success this Year .................................................................... 13. Paradise Bay Press
Islanders Skydive at TownshipAirport ............................................................ 14. Beaver Beacon
On This Date ................................................................................................... 16. P.O. Box 254
Museum Week 2004 Schedule of Events ......................................................... 19. Beaver Island, MI 49782
A Sturdy New Home - Ben Fogg's new Tug ..................................................... 20. (231) 448-2476
Silent Auction added to Fashion Tea ................................................................ 23.
The Dig Continues - Suttons Bay Anthropology Club ...................................... 26. Editors / Owners
Rich Gillespie will run for Charlevoix County Commissioner ......................... 28. Jeff Cashman
BIRHC Grand Opening - A Fine Celebration ................................................... 29. email@example.com
One Hundred Years Ago .................................................................................. 31. William Cashman
Art found in Nature .......................................................................................... 32.
The Beaver Beacon welcomes Island Stories, Articles and Letters to the Editor Joyce Bartels Sue Marie Papajesk
and would like to thank all those who call and e-mail with news and events. Lois Williams
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News from the Townships
St. James Township: Twelve peo- bill for engineering work done for the
ple attended the June 2nd meeting, from Donegal Bay Road bike trail.
which Supervisor Don Vyse was absent There was much discussion of this
–he was at a conference on Lighthouse year’s parade route: some people
restoration in Traverse City. wanted it to be returned to Holy Cross
Two members of the St. James Hill instead of coming down past
Board met with two from Peaine to dis- Daddy Frank’s. The problem was, with
cuss the rock-crusher agreement. No cars parked on both sides of the first
resolution was reached, so both Town- block of Main Street, navigation is testy,
ships will buy gravel from a local manu- particularly coming around the corner.
facturer and let St. James’ crusher sit Creating an official no-parking zone
idle for the next two years. St. James would require State Police approval:
will save two thirds of its cost for time-consuming, and unlikely. So the
gravel; Peaine will pay one third less Board agreed to let a community effort
than it would have had to pay if both take place that will involve placing tem-
Townships paid a per/yard price based porary no-parking signs, probably on
on total actual costs; and Peaine will pay the east side of the street, where there
only slightly more than it paid last year. are more driveway cuts and less parking
A legal opinion came back on the anyway. A group of citizens will take
golf cart situation. Permanently dis- responsibility for this.
abled people may operate them on the Great Lakes Docks, from
roads as long as they wear helmets and Muskegon, had the lowest of 6 bids
comply with all driving rules, including ($893,508) for the Yacht Dock project
having adequate insurance. (using 4 Island subcontractors.) Pend-
Don Vyse met with Commissioner ing approval, they plan to start work
Shirley Roloff and Undersheriff Don around July 4th.
Snyder to discuss their interest in the At the last meeting Jim Wojan
former Med Center building. The asked if an inspection would be done on
county would like to rent two rooms for the new parking lot before the next (the
offices; the Sheriff's Department would 2nd) check was issued. A letter was in
also like two rooms as office space and hand from Gary Voogt, dated 5-28, say-
The as quarters for the second deputy. The ing he had inspected the parking lot
Convent rent was set at $1/ft2/month.
Don Vyse and John Works met with
work and found it more than satisfac-
tory. He recommended payment to
in the Village Gary Voogt to discuss the problem of Schwar tzfish er Stonewo rks, saying
the deteriorating King’s Highway. The David Schwartzfisher had been excel-
next step will be to sit down with the lent to work with. He also said that the
Beautiful Harbor View Charlevoix County Road Commission. property transfer with Don and Kay
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transfer with Karnes was awaiting final mal business, awaiting Gary Voogt's
approval of deeds. But the request for report about the future of our roads.
payment was for about five thousand The BMX track was on the agenda, but
dollars more than anticipated, because the students pushing it were not yet
unstable subsurface materials (rocks, ready–although the Board assured a
stumps, logs, and clay) had been found, nearby resident that there would be
dug up, removed, and replaced with an something like a 10:00 p.m. curfew.
extra 230 yards of sand fill. Jim Wojan Bid documents for the new Fire Michael Collins
pointed out that the bid documents and Hall were mailed to ten contractors; the
contract required a preliminary investi- bids are due on July 9th. Licensed Builder
gation to determine if any unexpected Flight instructor Sue Haney was
conditions might exist, and Tim
McDonough read a paragraph that indi-
appointed to replace Chuck Anglin on
the Airport Committee. New Construction
cated no after-the-fact extra charges A letter of thanks to Anna Steinbach
would be honored. Nevertheless the was read, in which it was pledged to Remodeling
Board unanimously agreed to pay the fulfill her three stipulations: the truck
requested amount, and to further inves- will carry a commemorative bronze
tigate this “extra” charge and make a plaque; the truck will be stationed at the 26235 Main Street
decision before the slightly-greater new Fire Hall; and it will be built in
retainer posted by Schwartzfisher had Michigan if at all possible. Beaver Island, MI
to be returned. At the appropriate moment Gary 49782
Jim Campbell announced that Voogt took the floor to discuss three mat-
Kalkaska native Jeff Simpson, never ters: upgrading some intersections,
here before, had been hired for four repairing the King’s Highway, and pav-
months as a second Island deputy. ing additional roads. Saying he would
Connie Wojan requested the board start with the least complex issue, he
to authorize the BIRHC to apply to the announced that earlier in the day the
Grand Traverse Bay Tribe for a $15,000 Charlevoix County Road Commission,
grant for patient and staff educational still crying abject poverty, agreed to pay
needs and for partial funding of a T-1 two thirds of the cost to apply asphalt to
line; it did. the first hundred feet of Sloptown Road
Hugh Mason was retained to audit and the two roads intersecting the
the Township's books for $3,900 plus Highway at Four Corners. This would BANK ONE ®
$645 for preparing special reports and put the cost to Peaine at about $7,300,
up to $250 for travel expenses. which it said it could pay from its road
Peaine Township: About the fund. H & D intended to come to the
Cathleen A Jones
Roads: the 23 people who attended the Island to pave the Main Street parking
June 9th meeting of the Peaine Township lot by July 4th, but that
Board patiently sat through some nor- Continued on page 6. Beaver Island Property Owner
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News from the Townships, from page 5. threw out the case, requesting the two
requires only 250 yards of asphalt and it parties to “work it out,” which was
done when a federal grant for repaving
BIPOA needs to set up to install 1,000 yards to
make the mobilization of its equipment came through. But the method used, a
Beaver Island economically feasible. (Note: A “prime and double seal,” essentially
bequest from the Welter Foundation in provided a 1 ½" coating to protect the
Property Owners packed gravel underneath from the ero-
late June will pay for paving the park-
Association ing lot at the new Health Center, which sive effect of wind and rain–but not
Join Now! Keep in touch with will provide enough work to justify oper- from groundwater surges caused by
Beaver Island events likely to ating the asphalt plant here. The roads beaver. The stretch running out of town
affect you and your property. running into the King’s Highway may was made 26' wide to Four Corners,
Receive our regular BIPOA also get their first 100’ paved at the where it narrows to 20', to provide two
newsletter. same time.) 3' bike paths, but the CCRC could never
Visit our web site: Members of the audience agreed afford the paint needed for two stripes.
www.beaverisland.net/bipoa that Paid een Og's Road's intersection Last year H & D gave a bid of
Contact: Annette Dashiell, was more dangerous than those to the $469,000 to repair all five miles of the
Treasurer at (231) 448-2542 north because of the hills that hide Highway (with no widening or added
Beaver Island oncoming vehicles. A request for treat- culverts.) Because the one mile in St.
Property Owners Association ing MaCauley's Road was also made. James starts at 51' wide and is no nar-
P O. Box 390 Each of these two was likely to cost rower than 26', whereas the 4 mile
Beaver Island, MI 49782 $6,000, Gary said, so if the same for- stretch in Peaine is 20' wide, if the cost,
mula were accepted, Peaine would with a few extras, was $500,000, the
have to pay another $4,000. The Board split would be $150,000 for St. James,
Licensed & Insured was in favor of upgrading all four. and $350,000 for Peaine. Gary thought
A more difficult problem was the the road to Four Corners should be wid-
Free Estimates! breaking down of the seal coat on the ened by 2' on both sides to make the
King's Highway. Gary briefly reviewed bike paths 5' wide. The key to getting
DONE WHEN YOU WANT IT DONE! the history of its repair. The CCRC is this done would be to keep the pressure
required to maintain all of the Island’s on the CCRC, which is legally required
ERNIE MARTIN primary roads, which include the East to maintain this road. It has just retired
General Contractor Side Drive from Four Corners to the other debts (primarily, for new storage
section line south of the airport, buildings), so it was possible the CCRC
New Construction Additions Pole Barns McCauley’s Road and the section of could sell a short-term note to get this
Garages Decks East Side Drive between McCauley’s done now.
and Hannigan's, and possibly the route The really tough nut was the possi-
Also: Driveways, Excavating, Foundations,
to the Township Airport. But when bility of paving more roads. The effects
Tree & Brush Removal
called on to do its duty, the CCRC has of dust on the environment, on comput-
(231) 448-2342 usually claimed it was broke. ers and other equipment, and on human
That led to a lawsuit ten years ago health have become a major concern,
in which the CCRC was sued for tear- and people realize that if the roads were
paved, there would be great savings in
ing up the King’s Highway and not
installing new pavement. The judge grading and dust control costs and the
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ing, Island style (paving 20' without James was being put on hold for a trial STREET
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road fund of $1,000,000/year (for its 13
the crusher sits idle for two years, its
belts and bearings could be damaged.
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lot might be assessed an extra $1,000 ing this draft, and to report at the next
over ten years; the increased value of
the property being on a paved road
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AUGUST 9 - 20 2004
On the first Sunday of June, on a After the Community House A two-week, three-credit hour
sunny day after church, a crowd of 60 or Groundbreaking, everyone moved to course designed for the
so gathered at the Community House the annual Island Airways Memorial beginning kayaker.
site for a Groundbreaking Ceremony. A Day hangar party. Chef Deborah Har- Instructed by Ken Bruland of the
utility building had appeared the day wood was in charge of the extensive Inland Seas School of Kayaking.
before (thanks to Jon and Sally Fogg), snacks–including jalapeno dogs that
Course length allows for fast-
and plastic shovels were passed to 20 of proved to be extra hot. A hundred and track skill development beyond
the many people who had played impor- fifty people or more had a wonderful novice-level.
tant roles in bringing the project this far. time talking about such recent events
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! History and kayak design
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Wildlife Club News
There was very good attendance at access to the amount of information we strengthen our herd and make hunting a
the monthly meeting of the Beaver were gathering. The DNR determines continuing reality on this Island. There
Island Wildlife Club. This special the health of the herd by the measured will still be 900 antlerless permits
meeti ng was held at the Peain e beam diameter of 1-1/2 year old bucks. available for 2004. The fact remains
Township Hall to accommodate our The numbers of points on those bucks that we have too many deer. Couple
guest speaker, Brian Mastenbrook, are also indicative of health. Compared that with poor habitat and that spells
wildlife biologist with the DNR. Brian to bucks in the UP and the NLP trouble in the future. Habitat planting is
has been working with us for the last (Northern Lower Peninsula), which is progressing, but slowly. Grooming
two years as we collect data and the closest to our type of habitat, our fields that haven't been used for years is
promote wildlife habitat on the Island. bucks fall short of the desired beam and an arduous and costly job. The process
His presence on the Island is an points. A UP buck averaged a 17.1 to get DNR permits to work fields is
encouragement to us since he walks beam and 3-4 points. A NLP buck was often bogged down. Brian has taken an
and inspects miles of habitat and is able essentially the same. A Beaver buck active role in facilitating this. He is also
to make hands-on suggestions. averaged only a 14.7 beam. What is working on non-commercial harvest of
Brian began by praising us for our most alarming is that the beams are state owned Aspen forests since private
efforts to obtain data that will help the getting smaller. From 2001-2003 the timb er sale s are cost -pro hibi tive .
DNR determine the health, population, beams were 15.9. From 1987-2000 the Another angle to be explored would be
and future of our whitetail deer on beams were 16.6. Brian interprets this to issue permits for people to cut in a
Beaver Island. You may recall that we to mea n tha t our hab ita t nee ds designated 40-acre area.
had two major projects in place last improvement. Stay tuned for future news and
year. One was the driving survey done The successful hunter contest gave updates from you wildlife club.
for the census. For six weeks, 10 people us valuable information about the – Lois Williams, secretary
drove a designated stretch of Island harvest. Although we estimate that we
roads at least three times a week at the checked only about 50% of the harvest
same time each day and recorded the it still is a step toward compiling very School Election Results
number of does, bucks, and fawns. The important data. The records show that In the recent school election, 154
oth er pro jec t was to spo nso r a of the 200 deer checked, 50% were ballots were cast–out of 522 registered
successful hunter contest. By checking bucks and 50% were does. He sees that voters. Dawn Marsh and Nancy Tritsch
your legal deer, buck, or doe, at one of as a healthy harvest. As a club we will were elected to the School Board, the
our check-in spots, you could be have the contest again and offer a very Operating Millage was renewed (131 to
eligible to win a 12-gauge shotgun in a nice prize. We encourage you to take 22), and the CharEm Special Education
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Letters: To the Beaver Island Community Explore the Island’s
The past year has seen the Island munity the entire structure and character
through new challenges, some contro- of the town changes and a way of life is
Inland Lakes in a Kayak
versy, and in my opinion several suc- gone. Beaver Island, as well as many Discover the geology, ecology,
cessful steps forward in meeting our other towns and communities through- flora, and fauna unique to each of our
future needs. We have witnessed out Michigan, faces some difficult chal- lakes and to each season. Guided by
increased public participation in the lenges in both Education and Health kayaking instructor Ken Bruland and
many governing functions of the Island, Care due to funding cuts and other cur- naturalist Jacque LaFreniere, trips are
something I believe the various boards tailments of State government budgets. It conducted in new recreational kayaks–
and committee's welcome as a whole. is up to the community to find the ways easy to learn in and very stable. Trips
The literally hundreds of volunteers that and means to maintain these institutions. include: July 7 - Fox Lake; July 14 -
staff these bodies and organizations pro- As many of you know, the Beaver Lake Geneserath; July 23 - Font Lake;
duce a volume of effort that is little Island Lodge has hosted a fund-raising and July 28 - Barney’s Lake. For infor-
known or understood but critical to main- dinner each year in support of a local mation, or to sign up, call 448-2221.
taining our way of life on the Island. organization. This year we would like to
Attendance and participation at the vari- once again perform this benefit for the The Roast th
ous meetings can only foster clearer com- Beaver Island Rural Health Center. The On May 29 a wonderful gathering of
munication and help to eliminate non- Capital Campaign being discussed by people filled Holy Cross Hall to witness
productive time addressing the 'rumor the BIRHC Board is a very positive step my Roast. It was a fabulous evening
mill' or reiterating discussion held at pre- forward in meeting our long-term needs shared with relatives and friends. I espe-
vious meetings. of this critical cornerstone of our com- cially felt honored to be crowned Nor-
The public process is one of several munity. The Beaver Island Lodge and wegian Queen by a handsome Viking, if
institutions that make and maintain a Nina's Restaurant will host a benefit din- only for a few hours. A short reign.
community. Two other cornerstones of a ner in September (date to be announced) Thanks to each and every one who
community are Education and Health and all proceeds will be given to the made it such a memorable event, by
Care. Without these services Beaver Health Center. We welcome affiliations, your participation or presence, to sup-
Island would eventually become a far ideas, contributions, or any other com- port the Beaver Island Fire Auxiliary-
different seasonal destination instead of mitments that will help to make this and watch me sizzle!
a vibrant year-round community. This is year's fund-raiser even more successful. The Auxiliary works hard and has
something I've witnessed during the time Let’s look to the past only for what helped the fire Department in so many
I lived off the Island in various small we can learn from it and focus our ener- ways. We appreciate their good works
towns and remote areas. Once basic ser- gies on meeting the challenges of the and dedication. Thank you!
vices such as these disappear from a com- future. – Ray Cole – Skip McDonough
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Mon. ~ Sat. 10:30 ~ 5pm
Sunday 12 ~ 4pm
Meet the Artist! Every Saturday 1 ~ 4
July 10 – Nancy Peterson - lampworked glass, Beaver Island
Memory bracelets, and more...
July 17 – Cindy Ricksgers - printmaking, collage and mixed media
July 24 – Tom Richards - wood fired, reduction and raku pottery
July 31 – Terry Conner - incised gourd bowls, containers and
Aug 14 – Joane McIntyre - jewelry design - a unique combination
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37900 Michigan Ave. ~ Just past the Toy Museum
Walleye Lovers: Rejoice!
After the disappointment of last truck” and six hoop nets, which six strap- shore they were poured through a double
year, the Wildlife Club took extra pains ping men in waders strung across the net and weighed. Extrapolating, a good
to ma ke su re it s fry turn ed in to pond. Alternating directions, the nets estimate was over 9,600 fingerlings, mea-
fingerlings, monitoring the air content, were anchored with their tunnels sub- suring about 32 mm long. They were
adjusting the netting and turtle barricade, merged in three or four feet of water. obviously hungry, a good sign that they'd
and bringing in fire-truck-loads of water. After the nets were set, the crew had to been nabbed in time. Thankfully, only a
Perhaps most importantly, it watched the wait until the following morning to see few were jumbos, so the “dog eat dog”
growth of its charges so it could get them how many fingerlings were caught. rule of the pond had not yet kicked in.
out of the pond the moment they began to The next day the group met again to After chucking six adventurous tur-
develop a taste for their brothers – canni- harvest their catch. As each net was emp- tles and a small snake, the walleyes were
balism was the primary problem last tied into a floating box by Jeff Powers, driven to Lake Geneserath in a stately
year. On June 25 th a DNR officer arrived Mark LaFreniere, and Doug Tilly, the parade of grinning enthusiasts, and
with his specially-equipped “minnow gobs of young fish were cause for joy. On released. They loved their new home.
The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in!
After what can best be described as a est possible learning curve we could imag- and business management? Absolutely.
long, detoured, and experimental journey ine. The students needed to learn how to Are we ready to face those challenges
of discovery, our project is complete. And work a new computer program in order to over the next year? Without a doubt.
it is outstanding. complete the layout process. For now, know that the kids worked
Because I didn’t sign on to the project We learned. We kept at it, and the kids very hard to produce this yearbook. If you
until nearly November, it seemed the staff really responded. Their creativity took have ordered one you can expect a call. If
and I only had a few meetings to discuss off, as the pages readily show. I am very you would like to purchase one you can
ideas and get to know one another before proud of all the work everyone did to see contact Emily at 448-3056 or look for us
the holiday break. But we did make some this project to completion. Are there along the parade route on July 4. We hope
huge decisions. The biggest and most things we forgot? Yes, indeed. Are there to have a table set up for your convenience
important was to scrap the national year- advertisers we didn’t, for whatever rea- of purchase. Yearbooks are $15. Thanks
book company and go it alone. By doing son, include? Unfortunately. Are there to everyone who made this possible.
this we set ourselves up against the steep- ways we can improve both our production –Frank Solle, Yearbook Advisor
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To Jump, or Not To Jump
That is the question, but sometimes, Thanks to Ed Wojan, Luther Kurtz and freefall that reached terminal velocity
Beaver Islanders discovered on June his team (fellow skydiver Joy Bose from (120 mph) before the experienced Air
th th th
26 , 27 , and 28 , you just don't have a India, coordinator Julie Strickland, and Guide pulled the cord.
choice–especially when there's a guy pilot Patrick Murphy) were on hand at the A jump cost $200, and everyone felt
strapped to your back standing behind Township Airport to take pairs of daring it was well worth it, especially on such a
you in the jump bay of a small, single- Beaver Islanders up to 11,000 feet–a 25- clear, sunny day. The Bridge was visible
engined plane, and he's coming out the minute climb that led to a 4-minute breath- in one direction, the Foxes and Manitous
hatch no matter what you do or say. taking descent, beginning with a 4,000' in another. Each landing came down on
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the Airport turf after gracefully-steered The many spectators came away from plane, but with all the noise and wind,
glides that swooped the coupled team the event with a crick in their neck and the the anticipated paralysis failed to materi-
back and forth over the system of run- summer's first tan. After each trip the alize. A few people were hurt (a cracked
ways. There were family expeditions: chutes were diligently repacked, and the sternum, some unclench-able fists, and a
fathers and sons, and fathers and daugh- next team was given some instruction and few twisted ankles); but those plentiful
ters. Wives went with their husbands-or, told to climb aboard. Several first-timers screams were pretty much of pure joy.
in some cases, left them gawking and thought their only hesitation would come Everyone asked the team, “When are
grumbling on the ground. when they were asked to step out of the you coming again?”
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On This Date
Ten Years Ago The lead Beacon for two. The Peach Tree Sale placed 87
story was about new County Commis- trees on the Island.
sioner Rich Gillespie going after a tran- Betty Duckworth thanked the Fire
sit bus, which Beaver Islanders had been Department and the community for help-
paying for since 1984–with a 1/4 mil ing her get through the devastating fire;
State-imposed levy. The plan was to Sherm Kantzer found her heirloom
obtain a bus for “Dial-a-ride,” shopping, clock in the debris, took it to Bill Freese,
deliveries, seniors, and special events. and Bill repaired it and had it back to her
The Little Traverse Conservancy's before she knew it was gone.
hope to purchase the lower half of Little A Ladies’ Handgun Safety and
Sand Bay from Peter and Delores Shooting class was offered, cospon-
Gallagher (in part to protect the threat- sored by the Sheriff and the Charlevoix
ened monkey flower) had accrued Rod and Gun Club.
$150,000 in donations, including The Beaver Island Community Play-
$30,000 from the Frey Foundation, ers prepared to present Terror in the Sub-
$30,000 from the Michigan Nature Con- urbs in early August; the BICP was
FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast servancy, and $5,000 from Ralph and formed the previous year to put on Doc-
In-room Refrigerator & Microwave Jeanne Graham. The Cub Scouts ran a tor Death (in May) and A Christmas
Outdoor Pool * Indoor Hot Tub Spa Tower Pinewood Derby, won by Adam Martin. Carol (in December.)
All Rooms have 25" TV/VCRs The Beaver Island Astronomy Soci- Dave Gladish included the follow-
ety (including Jaque LaFreniere, Al ing poem:
RATES FROM $41.00 off season Montague, and Bill Markey) alerted They call it “computer.” Fine,
readers to what would be up in the sky for the dedicated user,
231 during the summer, and planned a “Jupi- but when it comes to mine
ter Watch Party” to observe a frag- a better word is “confuser.”
mented comet plunge into our largest Eric Heline's “Pileated Wood-
planet. A “Star Party” was also planned pecker” sweatshirts went on sale.
to view the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Bluebird opened as a smoke-
Robert Neff stated that he had taken free B & B. The former “bank building”
Martin Well Drilling on the task of completing the tennis
courts, and would appreciate some help.
was for rent, and Buddhist meditation
was offered in the classifieds.
& Residential and The Chamber announced the theme for The Library introduced a Wednes-
Commercial its Fourth of July parade: “Beaver Island day evening Travel Series.
Wildlife Awareness”–along with the Passi ngs noted inclu ded Mary
& Water Wells: 4", 5", raffle of a two-weel vacation in Ireland Ranger and Florence Ricksgers.
& Modern Rotary
& Pump Installations
& Well Repairs
If you want a well now,
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Twenty Years Ago The Civic Asso- its property was overstated. Richard
ciation was searching for a professional Reed was chosen to assist regular Town-
clown for its July Fourth parade. It ship attorney Michael Gibbons (a for-
asked for suggestions for a “community mer Island resident.) The Charlevoix
wish list.” County Equalization Department was
The Civic's Harbor Beautification fired as Peaine's assessor.
program went well. Twenty-five help- The Airport Homesites subdivision
ers showed up. Mary Scholl contributed (east of the Township Airport) was
landscape sketches of Township prop- rezoned from AA to C-2, disregarding
er ty al on g t he ha rb or, an d J oe the Planning Commission's recommen-
Cunningham and Buz Anderson built dation against this because the Aeronau-
eight cedar benches, which Jim tics Commission had not placed any
McCafferty and Gwen Marston helped restrictions on the land. Peaine Town-
dig into place. Two truck-loads of trash ship wrote to Vic Shapley, owner of the
were removed between the Post Office Island Telephone Company, to com- ROY ELSWORTH
and the Ball Diamond. plain about the poor service.
An influx of alewives (and the flies The passing of Elaine Smith was ASSOCIATE BROKER
they attracted) rendered many beaches noted by a sketch of her life. Born in
unusable. A road rally was planned to rural Wisconsin, she was working as MIKE COLLINS
raise funds to clean up the dead fish and editor of a small newspaper in Chicago SALES ASSOCIATE
bury them at Iron Ore Bay–which took when she met and married Dr. Robert
place on June 23rd; Jim Wojan dug a Smith. When he went into the service .
P O. Box 3
trench for the raked-up fish. she took a job as an ad agency copy- BEAVER ISLAND MI 49782
The BIHS hosted a program at the writer, and joined the Civil Air Patrol (231) 448-2433
Marine Museum, where 68 people lis- (becoming a pilot.) After the war she
tened to Ramon Nelson talk about his returned to Grand Rapids, where she www.vpnrealty.com
youth as an Israelite on High Island. became involved in cultural develop-
The Fire Department queried about ment. She was known for vigorously
using the Town Hall basement for a exploring Beaver Island (her IsleAwhile
resale shop, but was discouraged. home was built in the mid-50s) and
Much-needed Yacht Dock repairs boosting it through many newspaper
were authorized–up to $800. articles and speaking engagements
Peaine Township sued the Equaliza- around the state. Before her most dan-
tion Committee of Charlevoix because gerous tromps she would check in with
it felt the true cash value for each class of Continued on page 18.
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On This Date, continued from page 17. Forty Years Ago The Civic Associ- sell as hog feed. In school he was taught
John Andy Gallagher at the Beaver Head ation held a July 4th carnival at the Parish by Lucille Gillespie.
Light, just in case she got lost. She fre- Hall, headed by Eileen Martin and fea- Dr. Sorensen pulled the eye teeth
quently did an Island slide show, usually turing games, a white elephant sale, a from “J. M.”, a chimp owned by Mrs.
sponsored by the Historical Society. baked goods sale, and a drawing for a John Clark.
Thirty Years Ago The Med Center $100 vacation (won by Thomas Nowak Former Islander Clementine
luncheons began at the Circle M., and a of Alpena.) The fireworks led to some McCauley, Principal of Kennedy Ele-
White Elephant Sale took place at the old chatter when a few rockets didn't go off mentary in Ecorse, was honored for hav-
LaFreniere store across from the Erin. “where they were supposed to.” ing served there for 40 years. One of
Dale Boyles commented on past The Beaver Island Golf Course was those speaking at the ceremony was
complaints about high taxes, noting that upgraded with a new 7th Hole designed Edward O'Donnell, president of Lincoln
82% stayed on the Island (27% for the and built by Matt Melville, the local pro, Products in Lincoln Park, who had been
Townships and 55% for the School.) using a grass developed on Prince her classmate on Beaver Island. (He pro-
Beaver Haven announced it would Edward Island. Because of BIHS presi- cured the valuable Zoltan Sepeshy mural
have a mechanic on duty for the summer: dent A. J. Roy's bad health the previous that hangs in the Marine Museum.)
Harold Lounsberry. fall, the annual meeting was postponed Sherry Smith, daughter of Robert
A 1938 Plymouth, abandoned in until June 29th. Three new board mem- and Elaine, received a scholarship to
1954, was to be sold at public auction. bers were elected: James Carpenter, Lin Interlochen, and Rose Connaghan
Stanley Floyd opened the Cast- Rountree, and Walter Wojan. Mr. Roy opened a Country Store.
aways, with Grace Cole and Olive reported that he had visited Voree WI and
Dillingham as cooks. been presented with several redwood Outdoor Concert
Bing McCafferty was thanked for signs painted with Beaver Island histori- The “Northport Community Con-
taking on the upkeep of the Holy Cross cal captions, which he had brought back cert” will be held on Friday, July 9th, at
Cemetery; much grave-filling, stone- and proposed erecting. 8:00 p.m. Music will be conducted by
righting, grass seed sowing, and other William Buck and his wife visited Doug Scripts, and the BI Community
repairs were needed. the Island, for the first time since he'd left Choir will join them for a couple of
Father Herbert thanked the commu- the Israelite community on High Island patriotic songs.
nity for its generosity in supporting in 1926–to which he and his parents had It will be held on the lawn between
many Parish projects. come in 1920 aboard the Rosabelle. He the Chamber office and the Boat Co.
Passings noted include Island-born told how he'd ridden “ice boats” between (bring your own lawn chair.)
Father Joseph Boyle in Indiana and High and Beaver in the winter to send In case of rain it will probably move
Island-born commercial fisherman Fran- and get mail. He said money had been so over to the Christian Church. Any Ques-
cis Donlevy in Muskegon. scarce that his family gathered acorns to tions: see Kathy Speck
Museum Week 2004 – Schedule of Events
For the 24th consecutive year, the always a big hit with the young. At 8:00 on Tuesday evening Michele
Beaver Island Historical Society will hold Antje Price, the “Protar Lady,” will VanderVelde and MaryAnn Moore, mem-
its annual Museum Week from July 12th open the Protar Home (on Sloptown bers of GLLKA (the Great Lakes Light-
through July 17th. This week-long presen- Road) from 1:00 until 3:00 on Tuesday house Keepers' Association), will be at
tation of talks, hikes, lectures, art, and and Saturday, and will chat about Protar's the Parish Hall to celebrate the immanent
music has become an important event for life, giving a sense of the veneration in restoration of the Whiskey Point Light
Island residents and visitors alike. which he is still held. There is no charge and describe its history. The charge for
At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday (the 14th), (but donations are accepted), nor is there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday eve-
Thursday, and Friday, the staff of CMU's for the Pet Show, held on the Print Shop nings is $5 for adults and $3 for kids.
Biological Station will lead three three- porch on Saturday at noon. Almost all Robert Cole will discuss the Oral
hour Nature Walks, the first for Adults entrants come away with some kind of History project on Wednesday and show
($10) and the next two for kids ($5.) Dur- award (such as a certificate for the puppy some of the material he recorded since his
ing the summer CMU offers a number of with the longest ears.) talk last summer. On Thursday Native
specialized Nature Walks, cosponsored The Marine Museum will celebrate American speaker Joe Mitchell from the
by the BIHS, such as to the dunes or to the its 100 Anniversary on Friday afternoon Little Traverse Bay Band will talk about
bogs, but these three cover a little bit of with an Open House from 1:00 to 5:00. various aspects of his culture.
everything. Each expedition is limited to Another increasingly popular event is the On Friday Ed Palmer and the Beaver
25 participants, so be sure to sign up at the Art Show on Wednesday, Thursday, and Island Boys will throw an “Island dance”
Print Shop Museum in advance. Friday at the School from noon until 4:00. the way it was done for so many years.
Archaeologist Jay Peck initiates the “Music on the Porch” will kick off Admission to this rollicking event is $10,
afternoon programs on Monday at 2:00 the evening programs. On Monday night, and there will be a cash bar. Another musi-
with a presentation on “Prehistory of the July 12th, Main Street will be closed and cal delight is on tap for Saturday evening:
American Southwest.” He will speak 200 chairs set up to listen to 12-15 per- a reprise of April's stunning performance
again (and show slides) on “Mysteries of formers on the Museum porch. Some of of “A Little Night Music,” songs by Ste-
Archaeo-astronomy” on Wednesday at the regulars have a great following, but phen Sondheim. Drinks will be available,
2:00. These talks, and Thursday after- there are always surprises, both new peo- and afterwards the cast will join the audi-
noon's presentation, cost $3 for adults, $1 ple just off the boat and familiar faces ence to toast the entire week.
for children. Thursday's talk is by Jim who previously kept their talent under Once again the merchants have
Gillingham's CMU staff on “Amazing wraps. Hats are passed during intermis- kicked in the funds needed to put on these
Reptiles and Amphibians.” The live sion; if it rains, the chairs will be moved festivities, so please do everything you
snakes and giant frogs are down the street to the Parish Hall. can to support them.
A Sturdy New Home
Growing up in proximity to his tug- friend/engineer Derek Rietman (Tiny) the paperwork was complete, the Ben
loving grandfather Clyde, certain unique drove to New York to complete the pur- Fogg family andTiny, plus a few friends
ideas took root in Ben Fogg–such as that chase of a 95' working 1950-era tug: the to help, began the trip back through the
it would be great to have a tugboat for a Huntington, a sturdy steel behemoth that Erie Canal. Able to cruise at 10 ½ mph,
home. The average man experiences a was dwarfed in the busy waters around the trip might have been completed in a
few such ideas during the course of a life, Staten Island by the abundance of even- week. But a few things happened, such
usually letting them flit in and out of his larger tugs, some towering ten stories high. as encountering a sand bar in the Erie
head. But Ben has never been one to let a It had everything Ben wanted: thick plat- Canal that prevented the tug, with its 12’
dream slip away. ing, a nicely-humming 1200 hp (at 700 draft, from passing until a dredger could
So at the end of May Ben, his wife rpm) Fairbanks Morse diesel engine, remove the obstacle. At least while she
Sarah, 9-month-old daughter Elsa (who plenty of equipment, and an upper deck sat still the 30 gallons/hour fuel con-
stayed with Grandma for most of the that could be expanded into a Great Room sumption rate went way down. Then it
trip-except for the last leg), and good with a panoramic view of the water. Once rained–and rained and rained, so much
P ar 35 public golf course.
Club and cart rentals
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that the canal rose 5.5 feet, stopping the bottom and risk getting stuck. finished third, leaving several hard-
locks from working and creating All the obstacles were behind them working machines in their wake.
extreme currents. The crew considered when they hit Detroit, but there they She stopped at Beaver Island for fuel
tying up and not returning until the water learned of something else that would turn the morning of July 21 st, and then was off
subsided. The tug's 20' 6" height would into a delay: a tugboat race set for June 19th, for her home in Saugatuck. Now the real
not slide under a dozen or so bridges, with 25 tugs already enrolled. A tugboat work of converting her will begin, which
which had a clearance of 20' 0", unless race! Who could resist? So she was Ben and Sarah intend to do themselves.
the bilge was pumped full of entered, and raced, and performed well First there'll be a renaming ceremony in
water–putting her at risk until the ballast against competition whose captains had which she'll become the Spartacus.
was reduced on the other side of each spent five, ten, even twenty-five years Some people would be daunted by the
low-hanging impediment. Not to make learning the fine points of handling their multiple difficulties awaiting them, but
things worse, but when heavy ballast temperamental craft. No one gave her a not Ben. After all, he's been planning this
was taken on, she began to scrape the chance to win, and they didn't. They for the past seven years.
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Lighthouse School Graduation
On May 13th over 150 people for that I am truly grateful. I also applaud
attended the Beaver Island Lighthouse your enthusiasm to include students in
School Graduation Ceremony at the KC the restoration project. Thanks to your
Hall in Charlevoix. Celebrants were endless energy and inspiring passion,
delighted by the variety of talent that was these landmarks will be preserved for
shared–via poetry, music, and song, future generations to enjoy.”
including students Chris Edgington and John was given a silver plaque that
Stefani Wittenmeier. reads: In recognition of John Freeman for
Ten fortunate seniors received diplo- over 27 years of Vision and Dedication to
mas and 18 others received recognition Beaver Island Lighthouse School, Sum-
and awards for completion of the Spring mer Programs, Beaver Head Light Sta-
2004 semester. The seniors were pre- tion and historic Structures Restoration
sented with gifts of Beaver Island “Saving America's Treasures.”
Sweatshirts and Journals. Many received Jennifer Granholm, which was read John also received a photo of the
special recognition for their efforts along with letters from Senator Carl Lighthouse with multiple signatures from
throughout the semester, and a great feast Levin, who sat on the ‘Save America's friends from over 27 years. The word
was had by all. Treasures’ Grant Appropriations Com- “Legacy” was used while describing his
A few Island residents braved the mittee, and Bill Cashman, Director of the vision, dedication, and sacrifice on behalf
weather and boated across with the youth Beaver Island Historical Society. of the historic site and students whose
to help celebrate. Four students were “As Governor of Michigan I am lives have been changed.
given scholarships to the Bear River Writ- pleased to send my appreciation and rec- “The thing that pleases me most is
ers Conference, where authors from ognition for your commitment to restore having students come back throughout
around the world conduct workshops. the Beaver Head Lighthouse and the Fog the years to visit the Lighthouse with their
This is the third year the lighthouse youth Signal Building,” Granholm said. “As own children,” John said. “To show them
received these scholarships, and they will our state and nation moves forward, it is where their lives were changed and how
be the only high schoolers attending. important to remember our past as well. much the program made a difference.
They were Joe Crowe, Billy Joe Wright, Many historic sites and artifacts remind That is the greatest joy for me.”
Dan Thiebaut, and Allison Racignol. us of what our society has learned. It Many from this class will attend the
John Freeman, Lighthouse visionary allows us to look back at what shaped our summer employment opportunity at the
and Coordinator for over 27 years, was way of life today. You have shown a deep site. Once again a new generation will be
given a special tribute from Governor commitment to preserving our past and added to the fold. –Sue Marie Papajesk
Silent Auction added to Fashion Tea Letters: Dear Friends
The Beaver Island Rural Health (The redemption of the gift certificates Marilyn and I would like to thank all
Center Fashion Tea is all set to go. On can be used separately, however, for of you for your letters of support. The
Thursday, July 8th, 120 lucky ticket hold- your convenience.) Some services or response was truly staggering, and letters
ers will sit on the decks of beautiful items will be conditional depending on continue to pour in. Our new trial dates
Deerwood and enjoy tea, sandwiches, time of year and subject to reservation for the civil suit (explanation in the June
and assorted pastries while viewing an and availability. The packages will hope- 04 Beacon) are in early September. We
assortment of new fashions from the fully draw higher bids. They will make feel confident about our case, and are
Beaver Boat-Tique and the East Wind great gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, looking forward to closing this chapter in
Spa. Our two-hour festivities will also and family get-togethers. Each of the our lives. There is no way we could have
include some auctioning off of objets auction items will be listed in the Health made it this far without your support; and
d'art and other donations not included Center lobby. Remember that the whole there is no way for us to adequately thank
in the Silent Auction. Don't forget to idea is fund-raising for the “health of you enough. Our prayers have been
purchase your ticket early at the Beaver it!” Let's be generous and get bidding! answered by the many voices that make
Boat-Tique, the East Wind Spa, and the You can either sign the bidding sheets up the heart of this special community.
new Health Center. located in the lobby of the new Health Thank you. – Liam & Marilyn Racine
We will need thirty more teapots to Center through noon July 8 or you can
help complete our tea service so please email Leonor through noon July 6th at Hospice
let Leonor know if you can bring one email@example.com with your best Last summer we left our home in
with you (448-2894.) Remember to bid. You will be notified of your win- Berkeley for a much-needed respite after
bring your checkbooks or cash to pur- nings by either telephone or email so undergoing cancer surgery and, for Alex,
chase the auction items at the tea. please don't forget to include your num- a stroke.
The Silent Auction, which will be ber. All winners are expected to pay by The return was to an Island which
going on from June 25th through July 8th, July 15th or the item will be offered to has become to us a very tranquil place.
now has grown to over 40 donations. the next highest bidder – Good Luck!! Adding to the affinity, a call came from
This is so exciting to have so many gen- Lois Williams representing the Care
erous contributions, not only by our House Tour Cancelled Group, with an offer to bring a very
merchants and service businesses, but Regretfully we have to cancel the scrumptious baked chicken dinner.
also by all of the Board members, and Episcopal Church's Home Tour which The caring in this community is
many friends and neighbors. Some of was to be held August 7th. Plans are incredible. God bless all.
these donations will be put together for underway for a great tour the 1 Satur- Plaudits to the Hospice and Care
bidding as “a package” to be bid on. day of August in 2005. –Trudy Works Group. – Leonard and Alex Siudara
When you want something built.... Phyllis Townsend th
where do you find acontractor who Phyllis Isobel Townsend passed away on June 13 during
! has access to the subs and the equipment the the night, at the age of 93.
new technologies require? Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, she was the second youngest
! has a reputation for tackling the unusual, and of ten children. Upon completion of her secondary educa-
bringing it in on time? tion, she taught school for a year and then went to Winnipeg
! understands efficiency, style, and General Hospital for her basic nursing education.
She came to the United States to pursue her career, mar-
R. Gillespie Enterprises ried, and had a family. For many years she served on the
P.O Box 217 Michigan Board of Nursing as educator, consultant, and sur-
Beaver Island When veyor of licensure requirements for Michigan's nursing pro-
MI 49782 grams. She retired to Beaver Island in 1969, and soon
a Realtor became involved in many community activities, which
who can find the included the Historical Society, writing the first Zoning Ordi-
right piece of property nance, building the Library, and serving on the Preservation
for you, or sell a piece you Association, and was an active member of the St. James Epis-
already have at the right price – copal Church. One of her favorite activities was playing
bridge, anytime, anywhere. She was known for her love of
Richard L. Gillespie literature (late in life she set out to reread the classics) and
(231) 448-2577 or 448-2366 encouragement of others to further their education.
She is survived by three children, ten grandchildren, and
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She will be remembered with love by many. Contribu-
tions in her memory may be made to the local Hospice and the
www.beaverislandrealty.com Beaver Island Rural Health Center.
“Not My Book”
Marilyn Gibbons, widow of former Township Attorney
Michael Gibbons, who spent time on Beaver Island in the
1940s with his family, would like her Island friends to know
that she did not write, edit, approve, or contribute in any way
to a book by Mary Ann Gibbons.
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The Dig Continues
For the past few years Beaver like royalty–thanks to chefs Tim
Island has been the destination for Terri Belanger and James Warren. They did
Bussey's Suttons Bay Anthropology some general exploration of sites that
Club, and this year was no exception. might be investigated in years to come
Forty-seven students, many of whom and then settled into areas for which
had to take time off from their summer they'd already received permission.
jobs, along with nine counselors, Dividing into 5 crews, with each crew
arrived in late June to see what was containing diggers, sifters, baggers,
under the sod at several Island locations. recorders, and drawers, they set out their
The gang camped out at the Bill 4’ x 4' grids with string marking each
Wagner Campground, where they ate square foot, and began to carefully
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place, the first layer of sod is set aside, and be given to an appropriate agency–in
then following layers are run through a many cases the BIHS. The students are
fine jiggle-screen. inspired by this project; two of them are
On the 24 , digging behind Daddy majoring in anthropology in college.
Frank's, they came up with several inter- And they are providing raw data from
esting finds, particularly the “three bees”: which extrapolations can improve our
buttons, beads, and bones. In addition they understanding of what early life on Bea-
found a large extracted tooth and pieces of ver Island must have been like.
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ELECT Hat’s in the Ring
Former Charlevoix County Com-
Richard L. missioner Rich Gillespie has agreed to
run again. This Island-born lifetime resi-
dent’s reluctance was due to the heavy
demands of his business projects, but his
memory of the difference an Island-
based Commissioner can make when he
served in this capacity a decade back
motivated him to enter the race. “Last
time I was effective in helping bring the
County Transit System to the Island, and
helping get the King’s Highway
Paid for by the committee to elect Richard L. Gillespie repaved,” he said. “Well, the paving’s
giving out, and without a voice on the
Commissioner - District #6 Commission, Beaver Island could miss
Charlevoix County out on effective opportunities to remedy
Rich feels strongly that he’s the right
person for the job. “I learned first-hand
what good can come from sitting on that
Board, and saw the benefits it brought to
Beaver Island. Prior to my taking a seat
on the County Board, we were not taken
seriously by county officials. I chaired
several important committees during my
tenure, and grew respect for Beaver
Island and its citizens as a result. My
great concerns these days are taxes, and
Happy 4thof July equal distribution and representation.”
Celebrate our Nation's Independence and the Like everyone else in business, he’s
had some disagreements, but he hopes
Spirited Independence of all Beaver Islanders that anyone who may be skeptical will
Come to MONTAAGE overcome their differences for the good
of the Island. “For me, the Island has
always come first. I’d like to give some-
thing back to the community that has
been so good to my family and I. There’s
really nothing in this for me personally
except the chance to help improve the
quality of life for everyone here.”
Will there be a New Boat?
On the last day of June two represen-
Making Art A Part of Everyday Living tatives of the Corradino Group arrived
on Beaver and held a public meeting to
gauge the Island’s transportation needs–
GREAT BUYS! under a contract with BITA which is
Up to 50% off on Dishes (DISCONTINUED funded by MDOT. Ideas swirled out
from the 32 who attended. One person
PATTERNS) as well as Lamps, Rugs, and wanted us to add hovercraft service, but
Garden/Outdoor Furniture others felt rates are too high now and
were worried that ‘progress’ could
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(2495) or Betty (2922) to meet you at any other time. (and play at) an Open Mike night on sum-
mer Saturdays at the B. I. Marina.
BIRHC Grand Opening – A Fine Celebration
All of Beaver Island came together gate the needs of seniors. Don Spencer Mortimer; Shirley Roloff and Mary Beth
on June 25th to toast the extensive and added that Practice Management Associ- Kur; Bob Tambell ini; Unde rshe riff
coordinated efforts that led through many ates from St. Claire had provided guid- Snyder and his deputies; and our local
twists and turns to the creation of our new ance, and a search committee had settled Supervisors, John Works and Don Vyse,
Health Center. Senator Phil Hoffman was on Hobbs + Black as the project architect. to name a few. Arlene Brennan praised
the MC for an hour-and-a-half procession Don also had high praise for Robert the staff now in place: Sue Solle, Donna
of thanking to a large audience that took Gillespie, and for two of his helpers, John Kubic, Betty Hudgins, Barb Ken, Pam
its seats after touring the new facility, McCafferty and Kevin Barry Nicholas, and Grace Matela.
donut in hand (provided by Eric Hodgson McDonough, as well as for Haggards Joe Reed touched on the newly-
at no charge), and observing a demonstra- Plumbing and Heating and Daman Elec- launched Capital Campaign, saying that
tion of the telemedicine program. The tric. He thanked Universal Sign for free Dr. Lange's efforts had created an endow-
first to be thanked were the Gill and signage, Munson Hospital for donated ment fund of $111,000 at the CCCF,
Traudt families, who responded to Bill furnishings and computers, Ed Welter for which the Board wants to grow to
McDonough's entreaty by working with providing free storage; Paul Armstrong $1,500,000 to produce about $70,000 in
Ed Wojan (who donated many services) for the PA system (given to the AmVets income for operations. An unnamed
to figure out how to give $200,000 worth and loaned for this occasion); BJ and Bob donor offered a three-part $300,000 Chal-
of land (purchased by the family back in Hoogendorn for the flowers; Frank Solle lenge Grant, and Joe said the first third
1906) to the BIRHC. Ed called in a few for his pictures; Jon Fogg for his tent; the has been matched (thanks to Robert
more favors: Dennis Penfold did the Grand Traverse May Band for its $25,000 Gillespie, Jackie Madigan, Phyllis &
needed appraisal; Northern Preferred grant; Providence Hospital for the equip- Elwood Baker, Lois & Arnie Rich, and
Title provided title insurance; Ferguson/ ment it donated, and Parker Motor others.) Excited, he also said that the Wel-
Chamberlain did surveying; Abrams Aeri- Freight and Morse Moving for their ship- ter Foundation had agreed to pay to pave
als provided a topo map from Evan ping of donations to the Island. Board the entire BIRHC parking lot.
Karnes' material; and Jim Wojan donated President Connie Wojan praised Don After months of wrangling, it was
the entire cost of a needed access road Spencer, who was the building project good to find that a sense of accomplish-
Anne Glendon recounted the many manager, for his perseverance and for ment had produced a feeling of peace. For
steps required to get this far: coming to maintaining a level head as the storms the first time the Island was able to step
terms with the shortcomings of the old swirled around. Don received a round of back and bask in this tremend ous
facility; creating a task force to determine applause for his efforts.. achievement, which had required the
what was needed; and developing a fund- The audience was full of people who combined efforts of dozens and dozens of
ing plan. B. J. Wyckoff was instrumental had helped: Jim Haveman, just back from people. The spirit that swept over the 140
in convincing the Island it needed and Iraq; representatives from Ken people squeezed into the tent was that if
deserved a first-class facility, and Pete Bradstreet, Bart Stupak, and Carl Levin; we continue to work together, there is
LoDico took it upon himself to investi- Jason Allen, Joe Gougeon, and Mickey absolutely no limit to what we can do.
Peaine Township Trustee
! Resident of Peaine Township for 35 years
! Owner and operator of Island Airways, Welke Aviation, and Welke Airport for
! Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on public
economics from the University of Detroit, College of Business Administration
! ATP (Airline Transport Pilot)
! CFI (Certified Flight Instructor)
! A&P (Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic)
! IA (Inspection Authorization)
! Previous Peaine Township Board experience
! Previous Beaver Island zoning administration experience
! Recipient of “Life Saving Award” presented by Sheriff Lassiter on behalf of the
Gault family (February 9, 2001)
! Honorable discharge, United States Army
Don't Forget to Vote
August 3 , 2004
One Hundred Years Ago
By Joyce Bartels
Charlevoix Sentinel July 7, 1904 “The Dominican Sisters of St. James three days at St. James this week, and is
Local News: “Rt. Rev. Bishop Richter, of came over on the Beaver Wednesday on in a position to give the facts, after a care-
Grand Rapids, has been in Charlevoix the way to the parent house for their ful investigation. Smallpox broke out
several days, and went to Beaver Island annual retreat. Mrs. Prof. Cox and chil- about two weeks in the lumber camp of
Wednesday.” dren of Chicago, will occupy the sisters' the Beaver Island Lumber Co., about ten
“R. M. McKeel, returned home Fri- residence during their absence.” miles from St. James. It was promptly
day having been a month on Beaver Charlevoix Sentinel July 21, 1904 and effectively quarantined. The camp
Island painting Dr. Wilkinson's new Local News: “The steamer Beaver after itself is in the woods and a safe distance
building.” reaching Beaver Island, cancelled her from any farmhouse. There has been no
“Surely Beaver Island is forging to Manistique Sunday excursion owing to dangerous exposures on any other part of
the front as an agricultural section. the southwest gale that prevailed that the Island, and St. James is as safe as
Superintendent Coulter told us yesterday day.” Charlevoix. Indeed, the people of St.
that the Ferry Co. has about 1,000 acres “Prof. H. J. Cox, the Chicago James, while fully alive to the situation,
of peas on the Island.” weather forecaster, will arrive here are entirely tranquil as to any danger. We
“W. J. Gallagher, representing the Sunday on the Missouri and join his fam- consider it as safe to visit St. James as it is
Beaver Island fishermen's union and Ray- ily at St. James Monday. He will be there to visit any other point in Northern Mich-
mond McDonald, representing the Island about two weeks, and will look after cer- igan. Even the cases in the camp are
longshoremen leave Monday for Mil- tain details of the proposed establishment recovering. The Sentinel will be fully
waukee to attend the annual convention of a weather station there.” responsible for the truth of this state-
of the labor federation.” “Lo cal Ins pec tor s Hen ner and ment, and any reports to the contrary may
“Mrs. H. J. Cox, wife of the Chicago Blocker went to Beaver Island yesterday be put down as coming from those inter-
weather wizard, and children arrived on inspection business.” ested in an exaggerated record of the situ-
here on the Manitou Sunday, and will go “The Rev. Fr. Zugelder, of St. James, ation.” (Note: F. Protar's diary mentions
to Beaver Island Monday to spend a cam e ove r Mon day and ret urn ed the smallpox in the lumber camp. He also
month or more.” Wednesday, making a trip to Mackinac credits Dr. Wilkinson with the cures.)
“W. J. Gallagher, of St. James, goes Island with a friend- Rev. Fr. Brugger, of Northern Michigan: “James
to the World's Fair, after attending the Saginaw.” McCann, of Beaver Island, has the use of
Milwaukee labor convention. At St. Charlevoix Sentinel July 28, 1904 the dock and warehouse at Bailey's Land-
Louis he will attend the grand conven- Local News: “The editor accompanied in g, op po si te th e Is la nd Ho us e,
tion of the Order of the Hibernians.” Prof. Cox, of the Weather Bureau, to Bea- Mackinac, and proposes to supply the
Charlevoix Sentinel July 14, 1904 ver Island Monday, returning Wednes- Island with all kinds of fresh fish daily
Local News: “The steamer Beaver will day.” during the season. Many a summer visi-
give an excursion from Beaver Island to “The tug Margaret McCann, of St. tor at Mackinac remembers, with a long-
Manistique next Sunday, July 17th.” James, was here over Sunday, shipping a ing desire, for more of the fish which was
“James Donlevy, of St. James came new wheel.” set before him here; and Mr. McCann
over on the Beaver yesterday and left for “There has been very much unneces- handles these varieties. He is a big dealer
Chicago on the Illinois last evening. He sary excitement over reports of a small- in fish and ships an average of one hun-
will visit the World's Fair while he is pox epidemic at Beaver Island the past dred and fifty tons per season to the Chi-
away.” two weeks. The editor of this paper spent cago markets.” - Resorter
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Art found in Nature
If you happen to come upon a tan- ting his degrees (in geography and social beams across the width of the house.
gled piece of driftwood on the beach or science) he and some friends came to Life took Bruce away from the
an interesting twisted log in the woods, Beaver Island, acquired a piece of land Island–to run Hope's Big Brother pro-
and wonder what implied images it on the lower east side, and started right in gram for 10 years, and then to open a
might contain, there's a man here who to build a cottage, Yesteryear, from the gourmet restaurant for 13, but once he
you can ask: Bruce Struik, who has available materials: primarily stone, plus went back to his first love, teaching, he
developed his intuitive ability to visual- some massive (16" x 16") hewn beams at least could spend summers here. In
ize shapes and patterns barely suggested delivered by Jewell Gillespie for $25 addition to the meals he served at the
by natural forms. each. The friends built 2'-thick wall Christian Church, he became known for
Bruce's love affair with Beaver forms and filled them with fieldstone and his ‘found wood’ creations beginning in
Island began long ago when, after get- mortar (35 tons each), and then set the 1971, which appeared at the BIHS Art
Meet the Artist!
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and view their work.
There will be demonstrations or
explanations of their process, and each
artist will bring work to view and sell.
DESIGN & BUILD . REMODELING . GARAGES . LOG CABINS Regular commissions will be waived, so
a percentage of the sales will be donated
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for athletic or art programs.
We hope you will join us in support-
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Ernest Martin See the schedule of artists on
Phone: 231-448-2268 . email: firstname.lastname@example.org page 12. For more information, stop by
web: www.kmcontractorsinc.com Livingstone Studio or phone
Show and in local galleries. In the genre ting and carving and sanding and gluing even a waterfall. Now, with two inter-
of bringing a table or a bookcase or a and varnishing until something really ests to take his mind off his health prob-
lamp out of something wild, he is a rec- quite remarkable appears. lems, he has put himself in an ideal posi-
ognized master. His ‘sculptor's sensibility’ has found tion for stimulating his aesthetic explo-
The things he picks up on his walks expression in a second arena: gardening. rations: working furiously in his garden,
on the beach and in the woods can prove He started with a few rocks pulled off the he is likely to suddenly see something
reluctant to give up their secrets–some beach, placing them to make a raised bed. inside the chunks of wood sitting in his
finds have been sitting on a long table One thing led to another, and suddenly rack, and when he's polishing another
outside Bruce's home for over twenty his home was surrounded by gardens burl or tangled root he might conceive of
years. But once an idea comes to him, using rocks ranging to boulders to create the perfect esoteric flower to add to his
he sets to work in his outdoor shop, cut- beds and paths and ponds and hills–and extensive plantings.
Hang at the Art Show?
This year's Museum Week Art Show
(July 14 -16 ) promises to be better than
ever. If you'd like to take part, please call
the Museum (448-2254) to reserve
space for your work.
PABI Sunset Picnic
ERIN The Preservation Association of Bea-
ver Island cordially invites you to a Sunset
Picnic on Sunday, August 15 . Our 3
annual Dinner will again be held at the
! Beaver Island’s only motel with Port of St. James Pavilion on Donegal
a beach open year-around Bay. It will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner
! Adjacent to ferry dock, served at 7:00. Grilled entrees and picnic
museums, restaurants, and salads will be among the selections
offered. A champagne toast will occur at
! Car rentals available sunset. Coffee and lemonade will be pro-
! Bonfires on the beach, picnic vided by Barry Pischner, L. D. Ryan, and
Rich Scripps. Tickets are available for a
tables and barbeques
$25 donation per person. Reservations
(231) 448-2240 may be secured by calling 448-2787.
Baroque on Beaver Mary Gallagher Cecelia Kinney
Sunday, July 25 , will be a day full Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, 94, of Former Beaver Island resident
of music on Beaver Island. Beginning Traverse City and formerly of Chi- Cecelia Kinney passed away in Battle
with a 3:00 performance designed to cago, died of cancer on June 5, 2004, Creek at the age of 93. Ceil lived on the
appeal to children and their families, at Munson Medical Center in Tra- Island during the early 50s, opening a
and continuing with a 7:30 performance verse City. Mary is survived by her beauty salon in what became the
for everyone, the Holy Cross Parish husband, Earl; son Patrick Gallagher Rountree House and then the Hirschey
Hall will be alive with outstanding of Glenmont, New York; daughter, House, and also working at the Sham-
music. Elizabeth Whelan of Traverse City; rock. In later years she operated beauty
At the one-hour afternoon chil- grandchildren, Sean Whelan of Tra- salons in Detroit and Milford, eventu-
dren's concert, the audience will be verse City, Megan and James ally retiring to Battle Creek. She is sur-
invited to join a children's chorus in the Gallagher of Glenmont, a niece, vived by her two daughters (who lived
Quodlibet “Orchestra Song.” The eve- Lorraine Cypher, and numerous lov- here with her) Patricia Burke of Las
ning concert will feature more than 40 ing nieces and nephews. Vegas and Marilyn (Walter) McCauley
local and seasonal Island residents and Mary Messenger was born Sep- of Battle Creek, five grandchildren, and
guests performing work from Bach, tember 11, 1909, in Chicago. On Janu- six great-grandchildren.
Holst, O'Carolan, and Ralph Vaughn ary 24, 1942, she married Earl
Williams. Brenda LeFevre will be a solo- Gallagher. In 1996, she moved to Tra- Emergency Lights
ist, and the Beaver Island Cantata will verse City. For the past year, she and Jim Campbell, our deputy sheriff,
also perform. Jason Economides, Patty Earl have been lovingly cared for by has gotten Beaver Island into a
Baser, and Charles Krutz are returning the staff at Highlander Assisted Liv- Charlevoix/Emmet “Guiding Light”
as soloists, and Kathy Speck will be the ing in Traverse City. Mass of the Res- program for distributing the new exte-
choral director. urrection was held on June 8th at St. rior Emergency Lights, which strobe
St. James Episcopal Mission is spon- Francis Catholic Church in Traverse upon the interior switch being double-
soring the concerts. Much-appreciated City. The Reverend Patrick Maher clicked. The “Emergency Beacons” are
partial funding has come from a grant officiated. Interment took place on 60-watt bulbs for the porch or outside
awarded by the Michigan Council for Beaver Island at the Holy Cross Ceme- wall, which can be activated from inside
Arts and Cultural Affairs and the tery, the Reverend Patrick Cawley to guide emergency helpers to a hard-to-
Cheboygan Area Arts Council. A free- officiating. Memorial contributions find location. Each one can be obtained
will offering will help cover additional may be made to the Father Fred Foun- for a $6 donation–cheap enough, con-
expenses. dation in Traverse City. sidering it could save a life.
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All-Island Visioning Process
On July 13 at 7:00 p.m. Gosling-Czubak's Fred Hoisington
will be at the Peaine Township Hall to meet those interested in
expressing their views about Beaver Island's future for inclusion
in the joint-township Master Plan. The results from the survey of
opinions will be presented in collated form, after which there will
be a seminar on the visioning process.
New First Responders th
A number of BICS 10 -graders recently completed the EMS's
‘First Responder’ program: John Albin, Christine McDonough,
Krystle Timsak, Keri Wirth, and James Gillespie. One adult stu-
dent took part in this program as well, Pam Nicholas. Now they
are eligible to take the National Registry Exam, although they
must make their own examination arrangements.
The AmVets' Ladies Auxiliary will have a Sno-cone Booth at
the Beaver Island Realty building before, during, and after the
Parade. Several flavors will be available at $1 per cone.
Help: Need summer Care-givers
Occasionally Beaver Island Hospice receives a request for a
person to provide home-care on a daily basis (part time) for pay.
This is usually during the summer months. The assignments are
usually short-term, and most often to care for a shut-in. If you
know of anyone who would be interested, please call Joyce
Runberg (448-2387) or Lois Williams (448-2475.) Beaver Island
Hospice will keep an on-going list of interested parties.
Blood Drive L O G C AB I N FO R S AL E BY O WN E R S
The Annual Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive will be
held this year at the School on August 5 from noon until 6:00.
Appointments may be made beginning later in July; they help min-
imize the time involved in the donation process. Individuals who
are healthy and living a healthy life-style, who are at least 17 years
old and weigh at least 110-pounds, usually make suitable donors.
A change from last year: a donor must present a driver's
license or a donor card because of FDA, Homeland Security, and
Red Cross concerns for the safety and purity of the blood supply.
For a first-time donor a driver's license is sufficient.
American Red Cross personnel from Petoskey, and their sup-
ply truck, will arrive on the morning boat and will fly off after sup-
per. Last year’s drive resulted in 82 units of blood, two units over
C harming, small log home located on 2.1 acres in the
quiet, country area of Beaver Island. Cozy and
comfortable throughout the seasons, this 1½ story home
our goal, and included 16 first-time donors. With each passing was built in 1988 with whole Island logs hand-scribed to
year the need for blood significantly increases. fit without chinking. Features a covered front porch with
The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian gardens, a spacious back deck, many natural views and
Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the St. James Episcopal great wildlife watching. The property also has an
Church. The Blood Drive Coordinating Team includes Jeanne insulated, framed barn with room for cars, boats and/or a
Howell, Lars Larson, Connie Wojan, and Jerry Charbeneau. We workshop. Property Value: $175,000.00
hope you will plan on giving blood if you are able! For Sale by Owners Jon & Suzy Bonadeo
Box 194, Beaver Island, MI
New Map of Beaver Island (231) 448-2489
Those who noticed CMU student Tristan Jones bicycling
around the Island the last month, taking readings from his yellow 27190 Sloptown Road, Beaver Island Michigan
gps and entering data on a map, will be interested to know that this
geology student has been working for the Geologic Survey, gath- CMU Field Trip Schedule
ering data for a new map. While no production date has been set, In partnership with the Historical Society. Fee is $20.00.
copies of a preliminary draft may be available in the near future. Please sign up in advance at the Print Shop (448-2254.)
Biology of Beaver Island's Sand Dunes
Saturday July 10, 2004, Leaves at 9:00 a.m. from CMUBS
MB MOONEY / BELLOWS The Mammals of Beaver Island
Thursday July 22, 2004, Leaves at 9:00 a.m. from CMUBS
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location too. land and hiking trails. No pets. $800 per STORAGE UNITS - You lock it, you
For more information call Robert at week. Deposit required. Call Ed or Connie leave it! Emerald Isle Storage.
(231) 448-2235 Eicher (810) 629-7680 or (231) 448-2257. (231) 448-2577
House and cabin in the woods for rent RENTAL ATTRACTION ON FONT FOR SALE –
on the East Side Drive. Both 3 BR and LAKE: 3-4 BR, 2 BA home, fully HARBOR-AREA HOUSE:
sleep six. Both have washer, dryer, and furnished with all the amenities. Sleeps Single family, four bedroom, 1 ½ bath
2 baths. Campfire pits and wood pro- 7. Beautiful view of lake and sunrises. house on two lots with garage.
vided. Property connects to major hik- New owners of this high-demand rental Asking price is $255,000.
ing/nature trails. Quiet and secluded, on are taking reservations now, $750/week. Also available: two lots across the
the east side - one mile from State camp- Off season rates available. street - asking price is $40,000 each.
ground and beautiful beach. Call Helena Webster (734) 730-8918 Call (773) 646-1424
Please call (616) 897-8564 today; email email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Estate, For Sale: LAKE MICHIGAN LOTS FOR SALE (2)
FOR SALE: 1986 BAYLINER: 28’
New 265 hp engine. Very good shape. NEARLY 1/4 MILE OF LAKE MICHI- Each offers beautiful sunsets, 4-5 wooded
Asking $16,500. (231) 448-2342 GAN FRONTAGE. GARDEN ISLAND - acres, and 250' frontage on Greiner's Bay, 8
$125,000, 8 acres. Serious price reduction. miles from town. Lots back up to Mrs.
Very motivated seller. Please Contact Jayson Redding's Trail. Very deep and private. Land
Welser, Po Box 357, Grayling, MI 49738. contract possible. Contact owner Victor
Phone (989)348-2800 or email Dmitruk at (269) 207-2970 or
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org For detailed description
GREAT LOTS FOR COTTAGE IN by autoresponder send blank email to
PORT ST. JAMES - 3 to choose from. email@example.com
Wooded, power, perked, ready for building. BEAVER ISLAND HARBOR LOT - Pro-
Lake Michigan access nearby. Call (269) tected Harbor site: 60' Lake frontage by
857-6084. 250' deep. North of Toy Museum.
80 ACRE PARCEL HUNTING PROP- Call (231) 448-2391.
ERTY FOR SALE - Available at the South 40 WOODED ACRES WITH CREEK -
BEACHFRONT HOUSE FOR RENT: End of the Island. $1350/acre. Call (231) Driveway, clearing and small storage build-
Exciting cottage with view of High 448-2167 or (231) 237-0173 ing. State Land across road. On King's High-
Island from large deck. Open floor plan, 100 ACRE PARCEL AVAILABLE - way minutes from town. $69,500
huge windows on extremely private $1500/acre. Hunting, vacation, or invest- (616) 681-5466.
beach. 2 BRs with 2 full beds + loft ment property. Call (231) 448-2167 or Real Estate Wanted:
with 2 twins. 1½ baths, TV/VCR, W/D, (231) 237-0173. WANTED - FONT LAKE PROPERTY -
microwave, gas grill, all amenities. LAKE MICHIGAN LOT - 175 feet of Turning 60 in 2004. I want the impossible:
$1095/week; spring & fall $895. Limit 6 frontage overlooking Garden Island and property on Font Lake. Can you make my
people. Please call (706) 268-2022, Hog Island. Pebble and sand shoreline near dream come true? Please call collect
(219) 874-4676 May to Nov: 448-2001
Lookout Point. Call (616) 636-5685. (773) 463-5494 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM HOME
FOR SALE: (or 2 BR + den) BEACHFRONT HOME FOR RENT: FOR RENT: Beautiful secluded new
On the shores of Lake Michigan. 3 bedrooms and loft – total 5 beds, hot chalet near Donegal Bay’s beach and
Featuring 115 feet of frontage property, tub, gorgeous views, solitude, wood gorgeous sunsets. 3 BR, 2 Bath. MBR
unspoiled panoramic views, and stove, May-Sept. $1050 / Off-season has garden tub. W/DR/TV/VCR/Grill.
countless upgrades. $795. Call Perry at (313) 530-9776 Upon availability, bikes & auto for your
See www.usrnull.com/house or e-mail email@example.com use. Sleeps 6-8. No Pets. $700/week.
for many photos and details, or call Ask about our 3-day off-season package.
(231) 448-2219 / cell (231) 409-9442 House is also for sale for $325,000 Call (708) 389-0621 (evenings)
HOUSE FOR SALE: On 10 Acres of
beautiful woods. Custom throughout. FOR RENT - BAYWATCH
$139,900. Call Mike Collins VACATION HOME: Located at the
(231) 448-2433 HOUSE FOR SALE: 38745 Squaw entrance to St. James Harbor, Baywatch
Island Ct. in the Port St. James. has 143 feet of private beach with picnic
Interior not yet finished so you can table and fire pit. Newly decorated
FOR RENT: The Fisherman’s House. finish it exactly how you like. home includes four bedrooms, a large
Great ‘In-Town’ location. 4 BR/2 Bath; Electrical and plumbing have been run open kitchen-living room, and a family
W/D; Beautifully appointed. For availabil- and it is connected to GLE. $59,000 room with a full size pool table.
ity, call Bill or Tammy (231) 448-2499 Call Ed Wojan Realty (231) 448-2711 (231) 448-2650
Real Estate, For Rent: DONEGAL BAY - 3 BR 2 bath Home;
BEACHFRONT HOME FOR RENT:
SECLUDED 1940'S LOG CABIN JUST sleeps 6; many amenities. $830 a week. Beaver Sands, Lake Michigan.
ONE BLOCK FROM LAKE and market Reduced rates for off-season. Fully furnished. (810) 227-2366
on one acre. Sleeps 4-6, pets welcome ($100 Phone (313) 885-7393, after 4:00 p.m.
deposit.) Washer, Dryer & linens furnished. WEEKLY RENTAL - Lake front. “The
Bicycles, canoe, grill available $600.00/wk; Last Resort” 2 BR house on Sand Bay, great
weekends available. (219) 253-6500. view, beautiful sunrise, laundry pair, 1 ½
CEDAR COTTAGE - on a bluff with view bath. Phone Bill McDonough at
of harbor and mainland. ¼ mile south of (231) 448-2733 (days).
Catholic Church. 2 BRs, 1dbl. bed, 2 single;. WEEKLY RENTAL - Harbor Beach Two-
TV/VCR, grill, complete kitchen, washer. bedroom Condos. $475/week. Call Carol
No pets. $580/wk. (734) 769-7565 (day), Wierenga at (231) 448-2808,
(734) 475-6178 (evenings). (231) 448-2598 or (231) 448-2596.
firstname.lastname@example.org SMALL LAKEFRONT COTTAGE
DONEGAL BAY COTTAGE - On dune FOR RENT - Double Bed, Bathtub, W/D, LAKEFRONT HOME FOR SALE:
with private beach access. 3 BR, 1 bath, Deck w/Grill & Picnic Table, TV/VCR. 210 feet of Lake Geneserath’s pristine
sleeps 6, washer/dryer. Kayaks and bikes for One mile from harbor. North end. Stay at sandy beach with boat, motor, and new
your use. $750.00/week. Off season rates on The Refuge - $550 weekly. Off season rates dock. Manicured lawn and flower beds
req ues t. Ple ase cal l Dan a Lus com be available. Call (231) 448-2035 or (563) 24x36 garage with heated shop.
ev en in gs (2 48 ) 5 49 -2 70 1 o r e ma il 556-2395 or email email@example.com Beautiful home with a three season
firstname.lastname@example.org WATERFRONT COTTAGE - On the east room to enjoy the lake. Home is
DONEGAL BAY - Clean/Comfortable 3 side. Available by the week or weekend. One furnished and all appliances stay except
Bedroom Home. Private Beach, Unforgetta- BR, full kitchen and bath. Enjoy the water freezer. Price is $325,000 and includes
new roof. For more information, please
ble Sunsets. July/August weeks available. and the woods, year round. Off-season rates. call Bruce and Jean: (231) 448-2856
Call Valerie Connors at (810) 487-1028. Complete privacy. (231) 448-2907.
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