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Beacon Archive

June 2004
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News from the Townships

Thanks from the Beaver Island Hospice

CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule

BICS to Graduate Seven

Tom Kelso 1940-2004

A Fine Mess

Strang Writers Enjoy Beaver Island

The Splendor of Crafts

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

Sock Hop Results

Broadway on Beaver: “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” Premieres

Letters to the Editor: From the CCG

Letters to the Editor: BIRHC Meeting; Optometrist's Contract

Letters to the Editor: Karaoke

Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Henry Ricksgers Junior 1923-2004

BIRHC Truck Raffle

School Election June 14

Thanks to the Steinbachs: a New Fire Truck!

Wildlife Club News

Whiskey Point Light Reports Received

Baroque on Beaver

The Annual "Fashion Tea" July 8

Congradulations to Ryan Wojan


One Hundred Years Ago
By Joyce Bartels

June 2, 1904 Local News: “Rev. Fr. Zugelder of St. James, came over Monday and went to Traverse City.”

“Supervisor W. J. Gallagher, of St. James came over Monday on official business. Rev. T. B. Hughes went to Beaver Island Wednesday, preaching at St. James that evening.”

“F. O. Butler, for many years keeper of the Beaver Head lighthouse, has been promoted to superintendent of boilers at fog signal stations of this district. His successor at Beaver Head has not yet been appointed. Mr. Butler is long in the service, and richly deserves this promotion, for which he is well qualified.”

June 16, 1904 Local News: “James Donlevy, of St. James, came over on the Beaver yesterday. Supervisor W. J. Gallagher, of St. James, came over Monday, returning yesterday.”

“M. Spencer, 1st assistant lightkeeper at Point Betsy, has been appointed keeper at Beaver Head. Mr. Spencer will go to his new station on the Beaver today.”

June 23, 1904 Local News: “Capt. Morton, superintendent, and Lieut. Quinan, inspector, U. S. Life Saving Service, on annual inspection tour were here over Sunday and went to Beaver Island Monday.” (Note: Charles Morton, from Grand Haven and J. H. Quinan from Chicago, registered at the Beaver Hotel in June, 1904.)

June 30, 1904: Local News: “The steamer Beaver will run an excursion to Beaver Island Monday, July 4th, at one dollar for the round trip. This will be a most enjoyable day's outing if you don't care for brass bands, firecrackers, and circus lemonade. We know of no pleasanter way of spending the 4th.”

“James McCann is here today on his way home from Chicago.”
“Capt. Weaver has been temporary master of the steamer Beaver the past week, Capt. Campbell taking a lay-off.”

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