A FEW BAY PORT FACTS FROM
YESTERYEAR

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Some of the pioneer names of Bay Port : Ballard, Baur, Brown, Carrington, Conger, Dubey, Dutcher, Deming, Gillingham, Harder, Henne, Lobdell, Lounsberry, Meyers, Schwalm, Steele, Taylor, Wallace and Wideman.

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The high school graduated its first class in 1923. An estimated 384 students  graduated from Bay Port High School from the first class to consolidation to Lakers.

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 The largest class had 21 students in 1936.

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The smallest class had only 1 student in 1928.

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The Great Fire of 1871 swept to the shores of Lake Huron.

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 Though fishing was Bay Port's main industry, elsewhere lumber was king and today's ghost towns were booming.

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W.H.Wallace, son of W.H.Wallace Sr. who was one of the founders of the Bay Port Stone Quarry, Fishing co., and the Mercantile Co., led the program for the school expansion,  which resulted in an addition to the high school, a gymnasium & an expanded athletic program

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In the pioneer era, there were fisheries on most of the islands in the bay and on Sand Point.

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In 1887, Bay Port had a few homes, a resort hotel and a railroad, but there was no minister or justice of the peace. People had to go by train to the city to get married.