NAME: Duncan City
CLIMATE: Snow in winter, but streets are kept plowed
BEST TIME TO VISIT: All year
Once the county seat of Cheboygan County, Michigan (1853-1857), Duncan City was located on the southern point at the entrance to Duncan Bay, near the mouth of the Cheboygan River. Actually a company lumber town with a population of about 500 in its heyday, and also a refuelling stop for Great Lakes steamships. Duncan City began to lose its importance when the Cheboygan River was dredged out deeper, thus allowing more shipping traffic to go to Cheboygan itself. The final blow for Duncan City came in 1898 when the sawmill burned to the ground. The property is now all residential and privately owned.
REMAINS: None. The land has been re-developed, and construction of a large boat marina has destroyed the site of the old sawmill.
|(see comments) Submitted by: Richard Knack