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Buckets and Belts

Buckets and Belts

by van Heest, Valerie

On a warm summer afternoon in 1927 off South Haven, Michigan, an old barge began taking on water. Helpless to staunch the flow and realizing their vessel would inevitably sink, the crew escaped to the accompanying tug, and watched as their ship plunged beneath Lake Michigan...

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De Zwaan

De Zwaan

by Crawford, Alisa

America’s only authentic operational Dutch windmill, De Zwaan serves as Holland, Michigan’s iconic connection to the community’s roots. Believed to have been built in 1761, then moved to the village of Vinkel in North Brabant, The Netherlands, where it produced flour for eighty years, the windmill was dismantled, shipped to the United States, and reassembled in 1964...

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De Zwaan

De Zwaan

by Crawford, Alisa

America’s only authentic operational Dutch windmill, De Zwaan serves as Holland, Michigan’s iconic connection to the community’s roots. Believed to have been built in 1761, then moved to the village of Vinkel in North Brabant, The Netherlands, where it produced flour for eighty years, the windmill was dismantled, shipped to the United States, and reassembled in 1964...

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Fatal Crossing

Fatal Crossing

by van Heest, V. O.

As a furious squall swept down Lake Michigan on June 23, 1950, a DC-4 with 58 souls on board flew from New York toward Minnesota. Minutes after midnight Captain Robert Lind requested a lower altitude as he began crossing the lake, but Air Traffic Control could not comply. That was the last communication with Northwest Airlines Flight 2501...

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Flight of Gold

Flight of Gold

by McGregor, Kevin

On March 12, 1948, Northwest Airlines Flight 4422, a DC-4 with a crew of six, carrying twenty-four Merchant Marines from Shanghai to New York, crashed high up on Alaska’s Mt. Sanford. Air reconnaissance flights spotted the charred remains of the plane, but the site was too remote for recovery teams...

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Jenison Electric Park

Jenison Electric Park

by Kayes, Lois

Jenison Electric Park is an illustrated historical profile of the lakeside resort and its beloved amusement park that blossomed at the turn of the twentieth century. Located on the shores of Black Lake (Lake Macatawa since 1934), it rose to popularity during the gentle era of steamship travel, electric railroads, and the twilight of the horse and buggy...

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A Killing in Capone's Playground

A Killing in Capone's Playground

by Lyon, Chriss

“Bloody Chicago” was the name given to America’s most corrupt city after the grotesque scene that left seven humans embedded into masonry walls and oil-slickened concrete.  Two Thompson submachine guns did the majority of the damage but the masterminds behind the St. Valentines Day Massacre escaped. Ten months later on December 14, 1929, St...

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by van Heest, V. O.

Titanic sank in 1912 and the stories of amazing survival and tragic loss made the ocean liner famous. Titanic’s discovery in 1985—and the images captured of the grand staircase, the pilothouse, and the dripping rusticles—made Titanic legendary...

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Lost on the Lady Elgin

Lost on the Lady Elgin

by van Heest, Valerie

Lightning tore through the slate-black sky above lower Lake Michigan during the early hours of Saturday, September 8, 1860, illuminating the palatial sidewheel steamer Lady Elgin as she lumbered north from Chicago through raging seas and gale winds...

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  • De Zwaan
  • De Zwaan
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  • Flight of Gold
  • Jenison Electric Park
  • A Killing in Capone's Playground
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  • Lost on the Lady Elgin
  • Buckets and Belts
 

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