Monthly Archives: December 2015

Municipal Dock, Petoskey, Michigan

This image is a view of the dock built and maintained by the city of Petoskey, Michigan, located near the northernmost point of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Mrs. C. C. Graham, Petoskey, Michigan

The description states:

2–The Petoskey municipal dock cost $60,000. The money was raised from subscriptions of $1.00 to $100.00 given by individuals, businesses and industry.

–It is not apparent whether the dock exists currently, or whether it has been replaced by the marina complex now extant. This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Port Austin Lighthouse, Michigan

This image shows the Port Austin Lighthouse, located just off the northern tip of the ‘thumb’ of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where it protects ships from a dangerous reef.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, WI

The description states:

Michigan Thumb Scenery

Port Austin Lighthouse, Port Austin, Michigan

–The lighthouse was constructed in 1878 and has been regularly updated since then. It is now maintained by a private restoration group, and runs off of solar power.

This card is dated 1957.

Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan

This image is of the Bavarian Inn Lodge building, part of the larger complex of buildings located in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Published by Freeman Studios, Berrien Springs, Michigan

The description states:


Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

Frankenmuth family style chicken dinners are world-famous. In a town of only 2,750 people, 7,000 dinners may be served in a single day. Dining Room, Coffee Shop, Stein Room, and Gift Shop. Located 15 miles south of Saginaw and 25 miles north of Flint. Get off I-75 Expressway at Birch Run-Frankenmuth Exit (Northbound), and on Frankenmuth-Bridgeport Exit (Southbound).

–This card is dated 1972.