After the lumber industry collapsed in Michigan during the 1880s. The town of Port Crescent was abandoned and most buildings moved. Sand operations started for glass making.
We found the twelve major Great Lakes water diversions that impact lake water levels. The Great Lakes region’s value to the United States and Canadian economies is huge. Ensuring that water levels are constant is critical to the economies of the two countries.
Shipping losses prompted Congress to authorize legislation for the construction of the US Life Saving Stations into operation on the Great Lakes in 1854.
At their height, Michigan had 46 Life Saving Stations across the Great Lakes.