Maritime Bay County

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Since the 1830s when the first hints of permanent settlement appeared on the banks near the mouth of the Saginaw River, the river and bay have supported the busy traffic of a major Great Lakes seaport, the humming saws of hundreds of lumber mills, the waves caused by countless vessel launches, and the many other sounds, sights, and smells indicative of industry and innovation. Bay City and West Bay City became major players in the lumbering, shipping, and shipbuilding industries on the Great Lakes from the mid-1800s into the 19th century. Indeed, innovation and perseverance have been the keys to Bay County's world-class maritime industry and culture that are still apparent today.
ISBN: 9780738561172
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ron Bloomfield is the director of operations and chief historian of the Bay County Historical Society and has extensively researched, written, and lectured about the maritime history of Bay County. The images chosen for this history are primarily from the extensive collections of the Bay County Historical Society, with additions from several other private collections. The Bay County Historical Society (founded in 1919) operates the Historical Museum of Bay County where more information on Bay County's maritime past can be found in exhibits, publications, and programs.
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