Les Cheneaux Area: Prentiss Bay
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Prentiss Bay was once the home of an early milltown where many of the Upper Peninsula’s large trees were processed and shipped further south. It was in the late 1800s that a sawmill was built here and a town that eventually grew to over 500 individuals sprang up around it. White Pine was sent here to be processed and millions of board feet were loaded onto boats in the deep outer bay and shipped off to towns like Chicago. In the early 1900s all of the white pine was logged out of the area and the town dwindled away. Remnants of this mill town can still be found on the property that is currently owned by InterVarsity’s Cedar Campus, which runs a large retreat and resort center. While the camp is not open to the public, you may visit www.cedarcampus.org for contact info and can obtain permission to see the camp, rent a cabin, or hike their trails.