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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Since 1874 there has been a steady increase of settlers, more lands have been brought under cultivation, and a large number of acres have since been homesteaded or bought. There are plenty of good vacant lands left for those who wish them, and on which a person, if he will use reasonable exertions, can live in comfort and independence. The lands, rich as they are, will not produce crops without cultivation. and a person who expects to make a living without work, had better keep off the wild lands. The business of Alpena during the year 1874. can be seen from the following report: Statement of exports by vessels and steamers, clearing from Alpena, Michigan, during the summer of 1874.
Total number of vessels, 492; number of men employed on vessels, 6, 492; tonnage, 159, 072. 34. Amount of cedar posts shipped, 70. 369; house blocks, 9, 905; pump logs, 2, 677; lath, 33, 116. 000; shingles, 58, 478, 000; lumber, 69, 736, 689; packages of fish, 3, 749; packages of merchandise, 326; tons of ice, 450; number of pickets, 206, 643; cords of bark. 170; tons of fresh fish, 1, 440. In addition to the above, at least 10, 000. 000 feet of lumber was shipped from Alpena by vessels that did not report at the custom-house, vessels mostly clearing from Buffalo to Chicago.
There were also further shipments of lumber, shingles, and cedar posts made upon steamers Wenona, St. Joseph, and Marine City, said steamers having cleared from Cleveland for Mackinac, and vice versa, not reporting at this custom-house.

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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 2.
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