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Author Signing: Stacy Leroy Daniels, THE COMEDY OF CRYSTAL LAKE

Archibald Jones founded the Benzie County River Improvement Co. in 1873, intending to improve waterlots on Crystal Lake, remove obstructions and construct slack  water canals between Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan, and build a steamboat to facilitate shipping of settlers and goods to and from the interior of the County to the nearby port of Frankfort.  Ensuing events were unique among large inland lakes of NW Lower Michigan.   The dramatic lowering of a very large inland lake by 20 feet and the creation of a 21 mile perimeter of sandy beach insured the future of Crystal Lake  as a prime recreational area.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684