Grand Traverse Bay in the Great Lakes Basin: A History of a Changing Area

Grand Traverse Region
To establish an historical framework and foundation for the University of Michigannulls Sea Grant ecological and societal research in the Grand Traverse Bay area, we commissioned Lisa Colby, research librarian and archivist, to compile a history of this fascinating and changing region in the Great Lakes basin. The Michigan Sea Grant program, which is cosponsored by NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commercenulls National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, be Iieves that this history of Grand Traverse Bay will prove useful to local leaders who are helping our University team investigate this part of the Great Lakes system. We trust too, that other public officials, librarians, archivists, historians, educators, civic leaders, school children, and the many thousands of visitors who enjoy the recreational and cultural advantages of the Grand Traverse Bay area will profit from, and enjoy, this historical narrative. Dr. John M. Armstrong, Director U. of M. Sea Grant Program