A Bygone Lumbering Town
Two centuries after Father Marquette's death not far from here in 1675, timber from this area's forests helped build America. Among the lumbering towns of the region was Hamlin, located on the Big Sable River at this site. Lumber from the sawmill was hauled by mulecars on a tramway to long piers on Lake Michigan. In 1888 the mill dam broke. The released water wiped out the little village.