Saginaw River Lighthouse

Saginaw Bay lies between Michigan’s thumb and the rest of the state’s Lower Peninsula. As Michigan was preparing to become a state, it adopted a constitution in 1835 that encouraged internal improvements such as roads and canals. A project that was contemplated at this time was linking Saginaw River, which flowed into eponymous Bay, with Grand River, which flowed into Lake Michigan. The Saginaw River lighthouse stands about a mile from the mouth of the river. It worked in conjunction with a beacon closer to the mouth and, when sailors…

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#TodayInHistory – November 17

November 17 – Some important events on this day. 1278 👉🏼 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 1558 👉🏼 Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister, Queen “Bloody” Mary 1800 👉🏼 Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building 1831 👉🏼 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia 1855 👉🏼 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe 1869 👉🏼 Suez Canal in Egypt opens,…

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