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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!


Trouble with the Bridge

A philosophical question: what's worse, a drawbridge stuck up, or stuck down? The one in question was Charlevoix's, and was stuck open after the ferry passed through on its way to the Island. Pete Couture was on duty and quickly phoned his boss, Randall Stevens, who thought it was an electrical problem. The two men figured out a way to get it down (within two hours.) But the cause had not been identified and fixed, so it was announced that the bridge could not be opened. That meant a problem for the next ferry run, which was already underway.

Luckily the Captain, Kevin McDonough, knew what to do: back down the channel and release his passengers and luggage. Unfortunately, the vehicles had to remain on board. Their owners were lodged at BIBCO expense until an electrical engineer from Lansing could arrive and make the necessary repairs. She was fixed just after midnight, and Kevin moored the Emerald Isle at her rightful place.

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