Location: Glen Haven, MI

Glen Haven Lumber operations

Glen Haven is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in western Leelanau County. The area was founded in 1857 with the building of a hotel here, near the vast sand dunes in the area. A steamer dock was established in 1859 for the loading of forest wood, and a lighthouse and Coast Guard station were added shortly thereafter. [MPN]

Photo Info/Credit: A lumber mill and railroad near the Sleeping Bear Dunes, prior to 1925. [Jane Giffin collection]