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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

SAULT STE. MARIE — Gold braid and red bars gleamed in the sun Saturday as Rear Admiral Gregory Penington read the orders creating a new U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Unit. Only the second in the Upper Peninsula- the other is the Portage on the Keweenaw Peninsula- the 25-member unit based in Sault Ste. Marie will work in tandem with active duty Coast Guard personnel at the Soo Locks. “Until now, all Coast Guard reservists in and around Sault Ste Marie traveled to Traverse City for their training. The new unit will drill here once a month and serve their two weeks active duty at the Soo Locks base, filling in for active duty personnel in search and rescue, buoy tending, security and other Coast Guard functions.

60 years ago

REPUBLIC — The Republic Lions Club project, “Glasses for India,” was very successful. The club reports that more than 150 pairs of glasses were recycled, and they were grateful for the cooperation of residents of this and neighboring communities. The glasses have been sent to India, where there is a dire need for them.

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