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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Prof, inchell who examined it, believes in this theory. In passing over this hole, a person experiences a feeling as if the bottom had dropped out, leaving him suspended in the air. The sides appear to go straight down, and far as can be seen, are covered with weeds, amid which large pike find a sure hiding place. It is affirmed that this hole never freezes over. Further to the north are San-Hook and Nine Mile Point, and beyond these can be seen Middle Island and Presque Isle Point. The line of upper lake steamboats and vessels pass about five miles from this shore, and it is nothing frequent to see in sight at one time, from 30 to 40 steamboats, tugs, and sailing vessels. At Nine Mile point is situated Morris' dock, from which a large amount of cedar posts, house blocks, and telegraph poles have been shipped to other points. Between Middle Island and Thunder Bay Island, is the reef on which white fish cast their spawn every year. During the spawning season, the fish in counttless numbers swarm about the rocky bottom, and hundreds of barrels them get entangled in the gill nets, which extend in all directions along the reef, thus becoming the prize of the fishermen. The depth of water on the reef averages about seven fathoms, although at one point the water is only four fathoms. The reef is about five miles from shore. Che city of Alpena is situated in the 45th degree of north latitude, and is distant from Detroit, by navigable route, 250 miles; from Bay City, 120 leg; from Mackinac, 120 miles; from Sault Ste. Marie, 220 miles; from buffalo, 500 miles; from New York, 940 miles; from Harrisville, 30 miles; m Au Sable, 50 miles.

Alpena Michigan


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