April 20, 2018 northshoreadmin

Independent Cultural Resources Background and Archaeological Reports

Those hoping to discover buried treasures in the area previously occupied by a boat building facility will be disappointed by recent studies.

We now know the exact location of the 19th C. Singapore, one of Michigan’s more famous ‘ghost towns’. However, it is not a Pompeii-like town where still-standing, abandoned houses are located just below the sands. Instead, what is left is the archaeological remains of partial brick foundations, trash and domestic waste, along with pieces of broken plates, saucer cups, glass, etc. What’s more, significant portions of the archaeological deposits were severely impacted by later construction events, especially the boat building facility in the late 20th Century.

Historical Survey Report (pdf)

Archaeological Survey Report (pdf)

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