October 2020

Found 1 blog entry for October 2020.

 

Introducing Lake Charlevoix Where Lake Living is Elevated to an Art

During his exploration of the Great Lakes, home to the native Ottawa people, French explorer Pierre Francois de Charlevoix happened upon this area in the 1850s and while conflict and strife was constant as a result of competing settlers, the area ultimately found balance and progress, especially when the Pine River Channel was dredged in 1869 that connected what is now Lake Charlevoix to Lakes Michigan and Round Lake.

Lumber became the region’s claim to fame and by the early 20th century, cruise ships began docking at the town’s piers. Prohibition spurred a burgeoning gambling industry and Lake Charlevoix speakeasies quickly became places to see and be seen. Among the areas

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