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September 2002
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One Hundred Years Ago

An ad in the Charlevoix Sentinel for August 7, 1902 proclaimed, "Charlevoix and Beaver Island Route. Steamer BEAVER, P. D. Campbell, Master, will run during the season of 1902 as follows: Leave Charlevoix 8:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Arrive St. James at 10:45 a.m. Leave St. James at 2:00 p.m. Arrive Charlevoix at 5:00 p.m. Open for excursion runs on other days. Electric lights and Excellent Cabin Accomodations."
On August 21st the Sentinel reported, "The steamer Beaver had 100 people on her St. James / Manistique excursion Sunday. The Charlevoix Scottish Club had an outing on the Beaver Friday evening up the Lake.”

–Joyce Bartels

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