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Beacon Archive

June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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One Hundred Years Ago

Charlevoix Sentinel June 18, 1903 Local News: “Dr. and Mrs. Wilkinson of St, James, came over Monday on the Beaver.”
“James McCann arrived here from Chicago last evening on his way home to Beaver Island.”

“Manistee parties have been exploring and estimating the timber on High Island and will build a lumber and shingle mill there.”
Beaver Island News: “Pound net fishing is producing very good results these days.”

“The schooner Nellie Johnson arrived in Beaver Harbor today, Monday, with 2 miles of rails for the new railroad.”

“Louis Isaman of East Jordan who is teaching the Sand Bay school took a trip on the Monday boat to be gone for a few days.”
“Capt. John Dahlmer of the tug Badger returned from a trip to Chicago last week where he has been getting a new boiler for the tug.”

“Sisters Hildegarde and Theresa left the Island at the call of the mother superior on Monday of this week to be absent for the summer.”

“Mr. W. W. Boyle of Petosky has moved to the Island with his family and is occupying his house on south Main Street with a full stock of choice groceries.”

“R. H. Gibbons, the bustling representative of the Grand Union Tea Co. is erecting a building for the conducting of his business near George Siscoe's present residence.”

“The tug Ryan towed Roe's steam pile driver to Harbor Springs Saturday. The pile driver has been at work for the past 8 weeks driving piles for the B. I. L. Co's new dock.”

“The sawmill of the B. I. L. Co. is running to its full capacity, the shingle mill will start to work as soon as men can be obtained. The company are short of men and are paying good wages for all kinds of labor.”

Charlevoix Sentinel June 25, 1903 Local News: “The steamer Beaver begins the summer portion of her season's run neatly painted and newly lettered.”

“The steamer Beaver will run an excursion to Petosky Sunday, June 28th, leaving Wilbur's dock at ten o'clock a. m.”

–Joyce Bartels


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