Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

HARVEY — An automated teller machine is now in operation at the recently opened Chocolay office of the First National Bank of Marquette. The Chocolay office is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and M-28. Installation of the machine brings the number to 10 of 24-hour teller devices the bank has in Marquette County. All are part of the nationwide 26,000-machine CIRRUS network, and all also accept Magic Line, Tyme and Quantum cards. The bank has two machines at Sawyer Air Force Base and seven scattered through the city of Marquette.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — M.K. Reynolds’ 55-foot auxillary-schooner, Yankee Girl, was anchored in the Marquette harbor Thursday afternoon after a rough trip from Portage Entry, which required about eight hours. The schooner was manned by Captain Ragnor Vendein, Engineer Walter Duer, Mr. Reynolds, Richard Plow and Robert Fowle. Riding on the tall-end of the blizzard which swept Lake Superior Wednesday night and Thursday morning the Yankee Girl was given a real test in heavy seas. Late last fall Mr. Reynolds took the boat to Houghton where it was dry-docked for winter overhauling. A new 109 horsepower motor was installed and the hull refinished. The boat was brought here for additional work. The interior will be refinished and the deck and rails repainted.


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