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    June 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Welcome Center office hours are Monday - Friday 10 am 4 pm. During the month of June our office will be open for "Curbside Service" only.  The foyer which has a lot of information and is open 24/7, including weekends. For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Ann Arbor Railroad Car Ferries (1912-1958) Presentation

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    Name: Ann Arbor Railroad Car Ferries (1912-1958) Presentation
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Ann Arbor Railroad Car Ferries (1912-1958) Presentation Andy Bolander, Benzie Area Historical Society researcher and rail and car ferry enthusiast, will present, “Ann Arbor Railroad Car Ferries (1912-1958)” on Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Mills Community House in Benzonia. In his presentation, Bolander will examine the coal burning car ferries of the Ann Arbor Railroad with the boats, the workers, Frankfort Harbor, the boat landing at Elberta and the 1923 wreck of the Ann Arbor No.4 highlighted. "The smokestacks of the Ann Arbor boats were witnesses to the energy, grit, and allure that the traffic of the Ann Arbor Railroad delivered to Benzie County," Bolander said. Andy Bolander is a volunteer and researcher with the Benzie Area Historical Museum. He is a rail and car ferry enthusiast and a nerd for all things Ann Arbor Railroad. For more information about this presentation or the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, please contact the Benzie Area Historical Society at 231.882.5539
    Mills Community House
    Benzonia MI
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
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