Category Archive for "Transportation"

Do you know the history of Alpena’s Second Avenue Bridge?

In 1862, before Alpena’s first bridge was built across the Thunder Bay River, a ferry boat was the only means of travel between the north and south sections of this rapidly growing Northeast Michigan town.

Alpena's first 2nd Avenue bridge in 1865

Construction of Alpena’s first 2nd

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Home for the Holiday: What to Do, What to See, Where to Go?

Coming home for the holidays does not have to mean vegging around all day in front of the TV in between meals. Unless of course, that is what you look forward to! However, if you and the family are looking … Read the rest


A Day in the Life on the Draken Harald Hårfagre

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The Draken Harald Hårfagre sailing into Alpena’s Thunder Bay River. 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like sailing across the ocean in the world’s largest Viking ship? When the Draken Harald Hårfagre moored in the Thunder Bay yesterday evening, we … Read the rest


Hop On! Alpena’s Trolleys Are Here

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Trolley stops here! Photo courtesy of Alpena DDA

Something new gives rides our way…the trolleys are here!

Operation started on May 31st by the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority and will continue to run through the month of November. At only … Read the rest


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