Benzie Area Historical Society publishes new book

BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Historical Society recently announced its most recent publication by

Author Andy Bolander presents Damon Tondu, West Shore Bank Frankfort Branch manager, with an autographed copy of his new book, which was underwritten by the bank to benefit the Benzie Area Historical Society. (Courtesy photo)

Author Andy Bolander presents Damon Tondu, West Shore Bank Frankfort Branch manager, with an autographed copy of his new book, which was underwritten by the bank to benefit the Benzie Area Historical Society. (Courtesy photo)

historian and chief researcher Andy Bolander and compiled from its archives.

“Aux Becs Scies: Frankfort Harbor 1860-1910” is a pictorial story of early Frankfort Harbor’s lumber history and the improvements made to facilitate the sale of harvested timber from the Betsie River Watershed. The stillness of today’s Betsie Bay contrasts with its noisy history — the din of sawmills, the yells of generations of working men and the whistles of car ferries. The harbor was a catalyst for the development of Benzie County as a whole.

This publication was made possible with the support of West Shore Bank.

Proceeds from book sales benefit the Benzie Area Historical Society. For more information, visit www.benziemuseum.org.

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