Fayette - Ghost Town Under Restoration

Published by donandjanet , 6 August 2007, 20h22.

Region: World » United States » Michigan

Fayette, Michigan is a ghost town which is undergoing restoration to the original buildings and houses of this historic town.  It was once one of the most productive iron-smelting operations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Huge furnaces, an extensive dock and several kilns used to be in operation here.  Nearly 500 people lived and worked here for 20+ years in a town that existed just to produce pig iron.  The historic homes as well as the working areas all were treated to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and its nostalgic shoreline.  An easy hike - but extremely scenic and historical none the less. Manistique Lighthouse is also along the journey to Fayette.

Hike partners: donandjanet


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