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Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy) built Five Channels Dam in 1911 an 1912. It was the second of six hydroelectric plants to be built on the lower Au Sable River by the Foote brothers of Jackson (founders of Consumers Power). During construction the company sought to provide a healthy environment for workers and their families by building a forty-five-acre camp complete with a central water ssupply and sewage system, icehouse, school, washroom, store and boardinghouse. Workers received land on which to build a house. Housing ranged from log or clapboard to tarpaper shacks and tents. Camp buildings were moved to the next site (Loud Dam) or razed as the plant neared completion in late 1912.

Tags:   Fujifilm X-T2 Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS Loud Dam MICHIGAN hydro-electric

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Built in 1877 as a residence for lumber tycoon Joseph van Buskirk, the Springport Inn is a Michigan Historic Site located just south of the city of Harrisville along Highway US 23, situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron. In 1918, this mansion was acquired by Carl Schmidt, who converted the structure to the Springport Resort, a luxury hotel. In 1949 the building changed ownership and for many years was known as the Springport Inn and Restaurant and then simply the Springport Inn, a bed and breakfast establishment.

Tags:   Springport Inn Harrisville Michigan Historic Site 1877

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Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area, Huron National Forest. This lake was the destination of my hike on a beautiful March afternoon.

Tags:   No Name Lake Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area Huron National Forest

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Along the Lake Huron beach on a sunny and warm February day.

Tags:   Negwegon Michigan State Park Lake Huron shoreline ice winter


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