HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876
Sahgonahkato Fire Company No. 1 was organized in July, 1871, A. L. Power being foreman. Last year the company was reorganized. The present officers are Henry S. Seage, foreman; J. D. Turnbull, 1st assistant; William Todd, 2d assistant; S. A. L. Warner, treasurer; Frederick H. Barlow, secretary; and Charles Lester, steward. The annual meeting of the company is on the first Tuesday in June, and the regular meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. The company has a Clapp & Jones steam fire engine.
Fire Company No. 2 was organized last year, with D. P. Buker, foreman; Henry Bolton, 1st assistant; and Alexander Campbell captain of hose company. These officers have since been re-elected. J. Parks is 2d assistant, and A. Brown, secretary. The meetings of the company are the same as No. 1. The company has a Silsby rotary fire engine.
MILITARY COMPANY The military company was organized in 1875, and was mustered into the State service June 3, 1876. The company assembles for drill every Monday evening at the drill shed, and numbers 86 members. It is known as company H, Alpena Guards, third regiment of State troops. The company officers are L. B. Howard, captain; A. Harshaw, first lieutenant; and R. Campbell, second lieutenant.
Communication between Alpena and other ports is maintained by means of two lines of steamboats—the Alpena Transportation Co., and the Mail Line. The Mail Line runs daily, except Sundays, between Alpena and Bay City, leaving Alpena at 7 A. M and getting into Bay City in time to take the evening train. The boat leaves Bay City at 2 P. M., and arrives at Alpena early in the morning.
ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN
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