Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Winners of Marquette Township’s annual beautification contest, Frank and Linda Stabile, owners of the Westwood Motel on U.S. 41 West, have been recognized by township trustee Patt Mayer with a plaque. One of two new flower gardens at their inn helped earn the duo the commercial award. Top honors and $150 in the private home category went to Dan Everson of 2043 Orchard St. for a terraced garden along the edge of a brook that used to flood his yard before he built the terrace. Second place and $100 in the residential division went to Bill and Nancy Taipale of 2123 Werner, while Bob Beaudry of 2253 Norwood garnered third place and $50 in the home category.

90 years ago

MUNISING — The 25-foot fishing boat, George III, missing from Munising since early Wednesday morning, was found yesterday morning by Captain Miller and the Grand Marais coast goard crew and brought back to Minising, according to word received by The Mining Journal from Sheriff Frank Runsat of Alger county. George Mead, the only person aboard the George III, said his boat became disabled Wednesday because of engine trouble when he was several miles out of Munising and that he drifted with the wind. Late Wednesday the wind changed, he said, and the boat drifted back toward Munising. Mead and his small vessel were adrift many hours before being picked up by the coast guard. F.E. Sommers, Marquette lighthouse keeper, communicated with the Stannard Rock keeper yesterday and learned that the George III was sighted Wednesday about three miles off the rock. There was considerable fog at the time and when the wind changed and the fog lifted several hours later, the boat had disappeared.