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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Ossineke is the Indian for devil. * Out from the end of Partridge Point, and a little more than a mile away, is Sulphur Island (so called from a sulphuric substance that can be obtained there). Sulphur Island contains good trap-net grounds, where, annually a large number of white fish are captured. This island is much visited during the summer season by joyous groups of picnickers, it being distant from the city of Alpena only between five and six miles, making it a very convenient resort for pleasure seekers. The island is not very large and contains some woods". About a mile eastward from Alpena city is Trowbridge Point, once a flourishing depot for the lumber sawed at the mills some few miles up the river, and close to it is a small bay, known as Norwegian bay. A little further out is White Fish Point, named from the abundance of white-fish that sported there, but now scarce, and passing along by the fisheries of Old Harvey Williams, Plough and Campbell (the last two the best in the bay), we come to North Point, and also to the outskirts of the bay. From the water, a little way out from North Point, we have an admirable view of the shores of Alpena county; to the south is South Point and the south shore of the bay, plain to view as regards the general outlook of the land, but to far off to distinguish individual objects plainly. To the westward we can calmly observe the smoke of Alpena city, and make out the general contour of the land.

Alpena Michigan


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