Station: Topinabee, MI

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTopinabee was a resort community located on the west side of Mullet Lake, about 8 miles north of Indian River. The town was settled in 1881 by Michigan Central railroad officials who wanted a resort here to promote passenger train usage.

Photo info/credit: Top and 2nd, two photos of the depot in the early 1900's. [Alan Loftis Collection] 3rd the restored depot in 2001 [Kevin Toombs]. Bottom, a 2002 photo. [Mark Dobronski]


1917. The MC had a agent/operator here during the day and afternoon shifts. [TRT]

1960. State Revenue Commission Chair Louis Nims retires and vows to spend more time at his Pullman car, which is parked on a New York Central siding at Topinabee. The car was once the private car for the president of the Munising Railway and has gas cooking, oil heating and electric lights. [PHTH-1960-0130]