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Harrisville, Michigan

Photo-Sturgeon Point Light-005-640x480Harrisville is an unincorporated city in Alcona County. Population: 529. City Hall: 200 Fifth St., Harrisville, MI 48740, (989) 724-666. Harrisville is the county seat for Alcona County. It is located on the shores of Lake Huron at the junction of M-73 and US-23. Harrisville’s main business today is tourism. Several bed & breakfast inns and motels are located along the Lake Huron shoreline and Harrisville State Park is located just south of town. Harrisville’s beautiful harbor offers boating and fishing. Several charterboat SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.operate from this harbor. The Harrisville Harbor and Sturgeon Point Lighthouse located north of town are popular sightseeing locations. Harrisville State Park located on the south edge of town is a very popular destination for campers. In 1854, two fishermen, Simeon Holden and Crosier Davison, in partnership, first purchased pine lands and water power privilege here, and the place became known as Davison's Mill. They sold out to Benjamin Harris and his sons, Levi and Henry Harris, of West Bloomfield, N.Y. When the township was organized in 1860, it was named Harris for them. It was given a post office named Harrisville on September 16, 1857, with Levi O. Harris as it s first postmaster. The Harris brothers sold out to West, Colwell & Company, and they founded the village in 1866. They had it platted by H. G. Rothwell in 1870. Incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1905. Photo courtesy of Enchanted Forest Web Page Design Service.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Bailey Log School [Historic Building], Alcona Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6297.

Cedarbrook Trout Farms [Fish Farm], 1543 Lakeshore Dr., Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5241

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Modern Craft Winery Tasting Room Harrisville [Wineries & Vineyards], 250 S. US-23, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-3083

Quaker Hill Farm {Farms & Mills, Farm Markets], P.O. Box 10, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 736-7627

Sturgeon Point Light Station, P.O Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740.  Phone: (989) 724-6297. The Sturgeon Point Light Station is a lighthouse on Lake Huron in Alcona County, northeastern lower Michigan. Established to ward mariners off of a reef that extends 1.5 miles lakeward from Sturgeon Point, it is today regarded as a historic example of a Great Lakes lighthouse. The light station was built in 1869 of brick masonry on a limestone foundation. The tower stands 70 feet 9 inches in height, with a diameter of 16 feet  at the base. The adjoining, two-story keeper’s quarters was designed in the Cape Cod style and built of the same materials. The light began its service with a sixth-order Fresnel lens which was upgraded to a 3.5-order lens (which had been originally installed at Oswego, New York twenty years later. In 1876, the light station was joined in its service by an adjacent United States Life-Saving Service station.] By the 1940s, the light was fully automated, and the Coast Guard withdrew all personnel and dismantled the life-saving station. The light station is a registered National Historical Landmark. Ownership was transferred from the Coast Guard to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources under the terms of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, and operations are maintained by the Alcona County Historical Society. The lighthouse is maintained and operated by the Alcona Historical Society, which is a private organization that funds the maintenance and operation with few public funds. The Society is in the process of raising contributions to renovate and paint the lighthouse. The tower is regularly open during the summer for climbing by the public (for a small fee to cover insurance costs). The museum is open to the public, and is supported by donations.

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse & Museum, Alcona Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6297. Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is located five miles north of Harrisville on Lake Huron and was completed in November 1875. The tower is 70 feet, 9 inches tall and is 16 feet in diameter at its base. The light is 3.5 order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The keeper's house is now a maritime museum which is open to the public seven days a week from Memorial Day to mid-September. The lighthouse tower is not open to the public. The grounds are open all year.

Sturgeon Point Scenic Site, Sturgeon Point Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740. Approximate Size: 76 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 724-5126. Sturgeon Point Scenic Site juts into Lake Huron, and waves off the Point conceal a long and shallow reef which extends for almost a full mile beyond the visible confines of the land. This undeveloped site offers parking for visitors interested in visiting the lighthouse and museum that rests on the property. The Alcona Historical Society is responsible for upkeep on the Sturgeon Point Light that is owned by the US Coast Guard. Location: Take US 23 North approximately three miles out of Harrisville, turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and continue approximately one mile to Point Road. Turn east onto Point Road and continue approximately one mile to the gravel road on the left that enters the lighthouse parking area. It is a short walk further down this road to the lighthouse. Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Point Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, (989) 724-5107

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3 Seasons Motels & Beach Club [Hotels & Motels], 797 South Huron, Harrisville, Michigan  48740, Phone: (989) 724-6220, jtmaceri@charter.net

Alcona Beach, L.L.C. [Hotels & Motels], 700 N. Lake Huron Shore, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5471

Bauer's Beach Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 111 Huron Avenue South,  Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 916-6176

Blue Haven Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Resorts], 2779 S. US-23, Greenbush, Michigan 48738, Phone: (989) 724-6771, Email: bluehavenresort@chartermi.net

Harrisville Lakefront Cottage [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (248) 252-0020

Lake Huron Inn [Bed & Breakfasts], 913 S. Huron Road (US-23), Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5331

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Red Geranium Bed & Breakfast, 508 East Main Street, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6153

The Seaver Country House [Bed & Breakfasts], 311 South McLean Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6939

Springport Inn Bed & Breakfast, 659 South US 23, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-9360

Widows Watch Bed & Breakfast, 401 North Lake Street, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5465

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Fraternal, Political, Religious, Social,  Veteran, etc.

Huron Shores Chamber of Commerce, 410 E Main St, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5107

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INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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Beyer's Charter Service, Inc. [Sport Fishing Charters], 735 S. Lake Huron Shore Road, PO Box 118, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5614

Bluebird Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], PO Box 227, Au Gres, MI 48703, Phone: (989) 876-6469

Cedarbrook Trout Farms, 1543 Lakeshore Dr., Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5241

Cricket Charter Service [Sport Fishing Charters], 6061 Lathers, Garden City, MI 48135, Phone: (734) 421-4293

Dobis Charter Service [Sport Fishing Charters], 1 Harbor Drive, Harrisville City Harbor, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-9340

Gail Force Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], Marina, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 245-3585

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Haglund's, 4999 M 72, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-9320

Harrisville Harbor of Refuge [Marinas], PO Box 331, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5712

Harrisville Municipal Marina [Marinas], 419 E. Dock Street, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5242

Harrisville State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks], 248 State Park Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740. Approximate Size: 107 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 724-5126. Harrisville State Park features a campground and day-use area nestled in a stand of pine and cedar trees along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville and it's many events and close to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. 195 campsites.

J & J Harrisville Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], 198 South Huron, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5012

Loggers Trace Golf Course [Golf Courses], 5184 East Springport Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5611

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Negwegon State Park [Hiking Trails], Sandhill Road, Black River, MI 48721, Phone: (989) 724-5126

Robin IV [Sport Fishing Charters], 340 Hillside Dr., Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-9320

Springport Hills Golf Course, 5184 East Springport Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5611

Viking Marine, Inc. [Boat Sales & Service], 4968 Hubbard Lake Road, Spruce, Michigan 48762, Phone: (989) 727-2797, Email: john@vikingmarine.biz

Worm Dirt Charters, E. Harbor Lane, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5737

SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.: transportation, rental & leasing, technical, repair, health care, etc.

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Gillies Funeral Homes, 201 North Second St., P. O. Box 148, Lincoln, Michigan 48742, Phone: (989) 736-8195

Mari-May Pet Resort [Pet Grooming & Kennel], 1628 Mill Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 736-6583

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TechArt [Computer Sales & Service], 5710 Clouse Road, Glennie, MI 48737, Phone: (989) 735-2997

Viking Marine, Inc. [Boat Sales & Service], 4968 Hubbard Lake Road, Spruce, Michigan 48762, Phone: (989) 727-2797, Email: john@vikingmarine.biz

SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Alcona Farmers Market [Farm Markets], 320 South State St., Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone (989) 724-6459

Apple Tree Studio [Gift Shop], 1010 North US 23, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5110

Blue Bear Jewelry [Arts & Crafts], Harbortown Marketplace, P O Box 195, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5888

Craftmakers' Cabin [Art & Craft Galleries], 106 S. State, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-6699

Maggies On Main [Gift Shop], 410 E. Main, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-3072

Moosetales Creative Embroidery and Rustic Gifts [Art & Craft Galleries], 108 N. State St., PO Box 98, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-7555

Northern Accents [Home Furnishings], 211 South State Street, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 724-5404

Quaker Hill Farm {Farms & Mills, Farm Markets], P.O. Box 10, Harrisville, MI 48740, Phone: (989) 736-7627

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Viking Marine, Inc. [Boat Sales & Service], 4968 Hubbard Lake Road, Spruce, Michigan 48762, Phone: (989) 727-2797, Email: john@vikingmarine.biz

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