Michigan has thousands of campsites all across the state for people to enjoy the great outdoors. Campsite number 4 at the Ossineke State Forest Campground, south of Alpena, is unique. It is a beautiful campsite overlooking Lake Huron. Next to it is a stone marker for the gravesite of A.J. Michalowski. A sign next to it reads:
Born 3-16-1839 Died 11-6-1865
Buried here in 1865, where his body washed ashore, he worked at the old Oliver sawmill. He lived in Ossineke. Drowned while attempting a trip to Alpena across thunder bay in a small sailing craft.
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