Station: Bear Lake, MI

Bear Lake was a settlement in Manistee County on the south side of a lake of the same name, about 15 miles northeast of Manistee, and five miles north of Onekema.

BearLakeAndEastern[BattleCreekEnquirer 1926 0814This village was settled in 1863 and was platted in 1874. It was incorporated as a village in 1893. [MPN]

The village was served by the Bear Lake and Eastern railroad which brought logs from the area to Pierport, which was five miles west of here on Lake Michigan.

Clipping Credit: [BCE-1926-0814]