Hanson Steam Boat on Lake Margrethe!
There a few things to remember about this time in our history:
- Steam was the only source of power, no gas engines.
- Visiting the lake from Grayling (6 miles) was a full day trip by horse-drawn buggy over very primitive paths. Often the horse and rig was rented from the village livery.
- During July and August, people who lived and worked in the village of Grayling enjoyed the lake as a special destination for a weekend outing. Stories are told of packing large picnic lunches, bathing suits, and maybe a fishing rod. If all went as planned, you would be home before dark.