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Big Lake History Investigation & Pontoon Tour

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on August 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

$55 – $60
Pontoon Cruise

Big Lake is not only scenic, it has an interesting murder mystery in its history. The 1920s brought people from diverse walks of life. There were several summer estates, and some small cabins for summer rentals. Those who lived year round on the lake were caretakers for the wealthy estates, hunting and fishing guides, trappers, and some were moonshiners. One winter night, guide and moonshiner, Mr. Powers, was killed. Was it murder? Was it self-defense? Join Kay Krans, retired history teacher and Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) member along with a Discovery Center Naturalist, as we tour by pontoon, the important sites of this story.

Limited space available.

Registration required by 8/24.

Cost: $60 ($55 members of the North Lakeland Discovery Center or Manitowish Waters Historical Society).

Registered participants will receive an email with trip information and boat landing location.



August 26
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55 – $60


North Lakeland Discovery Center
(715) 543-2085