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  • Old Railroad Grade & Depot Tour - Manistee & Northeastern, M & NE

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    Name: Old Railroad Grade & Depot Tour - Manistee & Northeastern, M & NE
    Date: April 27, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    PLEASE JOIN US!!  Railroad and history enthusiasts are invited to join us for the Manistee & Northeastern Old Railroad Grade & Depot Tour. 
    This is a return of the Benzie Area Historical Society’s popular motor coach tours of local railroad history.
     
    In the spring of 1887, the Buckley & Douglas Lumber Company of Manistee began building a railroad to transport logs from the forest to its sawmill in Manistee, and they named the railroad the Manistee & Northeastern.  At its peak in 1915, the M & NE carried 190,000 passengers.
     
    The tour starts at the Benzie Area Historical Museum and will follow the M & NE railroad grade route to Honor, Lake Ann, Interlochen, Karlin, Nessen City, Platte River Junction, Copemish, Thompsonville, and Kaleva. A highlight will be a tour of the historic Kaleva Depot Museum which was rebuilt in 1908 following a fire.
    Tour includes motor coach, lunch, Kaleva Depot Museum Tour and commemorative book.

     
    Tickets are $75/advance, and reservations are required.  To purchase tickets, visit our website:
     
    http://www.benziemuseum.org/events.html
     
    This tour is a collaboration between the Benzie Area Historical Society and the Kaleva Historical Society.  
     
     


     
    Location:
    The tour starts at the Benzie Area Historical Museum,
    Benzonia
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    9am - 3pm
    Contact Information:
    Call the Historical Museum at 231-882-5539 with questions.
    Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are $75 before April 15, $80 after.
    Reservations are required. 
    Tour includes motor coach, lunch, Kaleva Depot Museum Tour and commemorative book.
    To purchase tickets, visit our website:

    http://www.benziemuseum.org/events.html

     
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