This old wooden fishing boat named the Nancy Jean sits on display at Black River Harbor on the southwestern end of the Upper Peninsula. The 32 foot wooden boat powered by a gasoline engine was built in 1913. A fishing village once stood at the mouth of the Black River and in the 1930s the Nancy Jean was used as a commercial fishing boat. In the 1950s it was used as a charter fishing boat and then it was pulled up onto land an sat near the location of the long gone fishing village. In 1991 the Ottawa National Forest (they manages the Black River Harbor) purchased the old boat for one dollar. They did some restoration and put it on display as a reminder of days gone by at the harbor.
The harbor sits at the end of the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway. If you are in the area I highly recommend taking the drive down the byway and checking out the waterfalls and the harbor.
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