Northport, Michigan History & Links

Woolsey AirportUnless you want to read “news” that summer brings more workers to our area, there’s precious little to read about in today’s news. Since Northport is having their big Harbor Days celebration this weekend and next week, how about a look at Northport web sites?

The Leelanau Museum has a calendar called “The Way We Were” that has brief histories of Leelanau villages. Here’s the history of Northport.

Northport’s biggest historical attraction is the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. It’s a great museum that gives you a look at what it was like to live and work in a lighthouse in the late 1800s along the Great Lakes. You may also wish to check out this article about the Grand Traverse Light featuring an interview with Doug McCormick and Bette McCormick Olli.

As for Northport in the present time, you’ll want to check out the Leelanau Township Chamber of Commerce and also’s guide to Northport for a listing of businesses and organizations.

One organization that we would like to pay special attention to is the Northport Community Arts Center. They bring regionally and nationally known performers of all kinds to town on a regular basis, so you’ll want to keep an eye on them.

If you have a link that you think we should add, send us an email or post a comment below!



6 replies
  1. UP_Skier
    UP_Skier says:

    I hope that site was created as a joke, and those ideas weren’t developed by real consultants. The “Transportation” and “Accomodations” pages were the most amusing.

    There’s nothing like a vacation destination catering to the needs of young, single professionals, who happen to want a skyscraper hotel with waterslides and to arrive by blimp.

  2. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    I think it’s probably things like a tower hotel with a revolving rotunda, a singles club, zeppelin docking and (because you can never have too many) a waterslide in every room. Seems as if the planners never visited Northport (or looked at what the community can support). They suggest that:

    Sit-down family dining will return to Northport’s “main drag” with two new breakfast spots. The Most Important Meal of the Day will serve delicious omelets, cereal, and toast, while Rise and Dine will dish up french toast, breakfast meats, and fresh-squeezed juice.

    Look out Barb’s – you’re in for a whole lot of competition!


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