Station: Harbor Springs, MI
Harbor Springs was the location of an Ottawa Indian village. In 1742, a Jesuit mission was established. In 1862, it was called Little Traverse and renamed Harbor Springs in 1884. It was sometimes called Bayfield. It was incorporated as a village in 1881 and became a City in 1932. [MPN]
Harbor Springs had rail service from a branch of the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad. The branch left the GR&I main line at Ko-ge-mic and offered commuter service from Petoskey during the turn of the 20th century.
Photo info/credits: Top and 2nd, a GR&I passenger train arrives at the depot in Harbor Springs. [Alan Loftis collection], 3rd photo, a view of the harbor at Harbor Springs. The depot can be seen at the far right side of the photograph. [Alan Loftis collection], 4th and 5th photos, a postcard view of the GR&I Harbor Springs dock and depot. [Alan Loftis collection], 6th photo, a 2004 view of the depot at Harbor Springs. [Alan Loftis]