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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Alpena possesses many attractions for the tourist and invalid. There are numerous lakes in the interior, which will soon be connected with the city by good carriage roads. These lakes are full of fish, and a very agreeable time can be passed in trolling for them. Every year excursion parties visit Long Lake, distant about seven miles, and all of them return home well pleased with their trip. Long lake is a beautiful inland lake about ten miles long and from two to three miles wide. The lake is connected with Lake Huron by a small outlet, which, during the summer when the flow of water from the lake is very light, disappears in a mysterious manner down a subterranean channel. Farm houses and cleared lands can be seen at various points on both sides of the lake, and the pleasure seeker will have no difficulty in finding a good stopping place. Charges, so far. have been reasonable, and plenty of row and sail-boats can be obtained. North of Long lake, and about a mile from it, is another beautiful lake, studded with islands, known as Grand Lake. Besides the above lakes, there is a large lake called Hubbard lake, in the western part of the county, about thirty miles distant from the city, and a natural curiosity known as Sunken lake. Th'e waters of Sunken lake flow through a subterranean channel and are thus lost to view. In the hay are several islands in close proximity to the city and admirably adapted for pleasure parties.

Alpena Michigan


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