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August 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Fishing Tournament Scheduled for September 11th-12th

Staff Changeover at Beaver Island Community School

Fourth of July Golf Tournament a Big Hit

Marching in the Rain: A Forth of July few will forget

Dedicating the Town Clock

On This Date

Shipping out the Logs

Concert on the Harbor

Sunset Picnic August 15th

Inland Seas Kayaking Inland Seas Eco-Tours

Art Show Success highlights Museum Week

A Wedding on the Beach

Volleyball Camp

Boyne Thunder Poker Race to Beaver

Recreation Resource Project Special Summary Report

One Hundred Years Ago

Sky Divers Return

Livingstone Studio's Meet the Artist

BIRHC Fashion Tea at Deerwood

B.I. Christian Church celebrates 41 years, honors Greggs

Camp Quality on Beaver

Trouble with the Bridge

BIRHC Benefit Dinner September 17th at Nina's

Go Wendy!


One Hundred Years Ago
by Joyce Bartels

Charlevoix Sentinel August 4, 1904, Local News: “James McCann, of St. James, left here Tuesday morning for Golden, Colo., with his son James, who is seriously ill with pulmonary trouble. They will remain there for an indefinite period for the benefit of the young man's health.”

“Prof. H. J. Cox, the weatherman who has been with his family at St. James the past ten days, arrived here Wednesday, and will make an official inspection trip among stations of Lake Michigan. He will return to Beaver Island in about ten days and remain with his family there ten days or two weeks. Last week Prof. Cox and family and Rev. Father Zugelder had a two-day camping and fishing trip at Lake Geneserat, near the head of the Island. While on the Island, Prof. Cox settled the details of the proposed weather station there. The station will be placed on the high ground near the church and will be equipped with baragraph and instruments recording wind velocity and weather. Rev. Father Zugelder will be the official in charge. The commercial telephone office will be in the postoffice at St. James. Prof. Cox is confident that the cable will be ready for business the fall of 1905.”

Beaver Island News: “Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sendenberg, a boy on August 6th.” “William Stevens made a business trip to Milwaukee last week, returning on Friday.”

“Large numbers of resorters are on the Island now and many more are on the way.” “John Stevens and family arrived on Friday's boat after a visit at their old home in Free Soil.”

“Mrs. Frank Stafford entertained two lady friends from the mainland from Wednesday to Friday.”

“Mr. Oscar Martin, an excellent barber from Cross Village, has set up shop and is doing a thriving business in the shop vacated by Frank Sherman.” “The tug Margaret McCann made a trip to Manistique Sunday after Capt. Daniel McAuley whose aged father is lying critically ill at his home in Peaine Township.”

“Captain Bonner's delightful summer hotel is being well patronized. The captain and his excellent wife have the happy faculty of making their guests feel very much at their ease.” “Dr. Ruth and family and Mr. Ricks, all of Keokuk, spent the week past in camping and fishing at Lake Gallilee near the head of the Island. The doctor is making good use of his new launch this summer.”

“The schooner Rouse Simmons left the Harbor Saturday evening loaded with cordwood for the Beaver Island Lumber Company. The little schooner Petrel loaded with slabs left the B. I. L. Co's docks two days previously.”

“The piston cross-head from the B. I. L. Co's locomotive arrived on Friday after being repaired at Manistee, and the same evening nine well-loaded cars of cord wood were hauled in from the woods for the Rouse Simmons.”

“The Beulah farm boys, twenty five in number, spent the week camping on the shore of Beaver Island last week. In command of the boys was foster father Mr. Hermon Lee Swift and his helpers. The boys created a very good impression while on the Island by their well-bred manners and gentlemanly ways. Mr. Swift gave a very interesting talk and illustrated it with a stereopticon, and some of the boys themselves, one evening while here, to a large audience in Gallagher's Hall. A free-will offering amounting to $25.00 for the benefit of the boys was taken.”

Charlevoix Sentinel August 18, 1904 Local News: “Local Inspectors Honnor and Blocker went to the Beavers Wednesday” (Note: Thos. Honnor and Henry Bloecker, both of Gd. Haven, registered at the Beaver Hotel, August 15, 1904)

Charlevoix Sentinel August 25, 1904 Beaver Island News: “Green and McDonough is the name of the firm starting a new meat market.”

“Anthony Malloy spent several days last in the Northern Peninsula.”

“Dr. Ruth and party circumnavigated the Island Saturday in his 16 ft. launch.”

“Mrs James Donlevy gave a dinner party to several friends Monday evening.”

“The schooners Elida and Oneida are at the B. I. Lumber Co. docks taking cargoes of slabs.” “The schooner Rouse Simmons arrived Sunday evening and is loading with cordwood.”
“The steam barge Mark B. Covell is on her way here for a load, and the Black Fawn will arrive today.”

“Prof. Cox arrived Sunday night for a visit with his family and incidentally for a fishing trip to Lake Gallilee.”

“James McCann returned Friday from Denver having left his son there for the benefit of his health.”

“Mrs. Graves and children of Detroit accompanied by her sister Miss Beldman are spending the summer on the Island.” (Note: Mrs. W. J. Graves and 2 children registered at the Beaver Hotel July 5, 1904) “Business is booming, summer people are swarming, fishing is fine and all Beaver Island is brimming over with good nature.” “Mr. and Mrs. Case of Chicago registered at the Beaver Hotel Friday. They will spend a week or ten days on the Island resorting.”

“Mr. Otto Rudert, the Rock Island Druggist who summered here last year, is again on hand for a month or six weeks outing on the Beavers.” (Note: registered at the Beaver Hotel August 15, 1904)
“Mr. Jas. Conners and B. C. Hartz of Rock Island are on the Island. Mr. Connors will remain several weeks while Mr. Hartz can remain but a few days.” (Note: Ben Hartz registered August 10, 1904) “Mr. Frank McAuley had the misfortune to lose the end of the little finger of the left hand while working about the business-end of a moving machine last week Wednesday.”
“The barge Edward Buckley left here Saturday evening with the largest cargo of hardwood lumber of the season. The barge Emma Thompson is in to finish off her deck load after partly loading elsewhere.”

Charlevoix Sentinel August 25, 1904 Local News: “The steamer Beaver, Sunday, took the Cross Village and Charlevoix Indians to the Northport camp meeting.” “Prof. H. S. Cox and family, who have been spending two months on Beaver Island, will come over tomorrow and return to their home in Chicago.”

“W. J Gallagher of St. James came over Monday returning Wednesday.”

Beaver Island News: “E. J. Dowell, of St. Louis, paid a visit to the Island.”

"Capt. Allers, with his schooner X-10-U-8 arrived here Monday.”

“W. W. Boyle went to the Soo Monday as a delegate to the State Convention of the A.O. H.”

“Miss Annie O'Malley and Ellen O'Malley, of Chicago are paying a visit to Mrs. Jas. Donlevy.” “Ten men arrived on the Monday boat to go into the employ of the B. I. Lumber Co.”

“Dr. and Mrs. Wilkenson arrived home on Monday after a weeks absence on the mainland.” “James Connor, of Rock Island, and Prof. Cox took a party of twenty five to High Island on a picnic excursion Tuesday.”

“W. B. Johnston of the B. I. L. Co., and W. J. Gallagher went to Charlevoix Monday on business.”

“Miss Lizzie Donlevy of Chicago, daughter of John Donlevy, returned to Chicago Monday after a two months visit here.” “Patrick Roddy, a B. I. boy born and bred, and an assistant chief of the Milwaukee fire department, is on the Island for a visit.”

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