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Topics in this portion of our guide include attractions and events in Rogers City, Michigan.

Significant among these are those associated with the maritime nature of the Rogers City community. Rogers City is situated on the shores of Lake Huron, within the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Although the Sanctuary is based in nearby Alpena, Rogers City hosts the Port of Calcite, one of the largest shipping ports on the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City specializes in the maritime history of the Great Lakes. Of particular importance is the SS Carl D. Bradley. Once the largest vessel carrying bulk freight on the Great Lakes, the Bradley sunk off Gull Island in Lake Michigan on November 18, 1958. Of the thirty-five crew members, all but two died, and twenty-three of them were from Rogers City, while the others were from nearby communities. Recovered and restored, the bell from the Bradley is on display at the museum.

In keeping with its nautical history, the Rogers City Nautical Festival is held during the first complete week in August, and the Rogers City Salmon Tournament takes place on the second weekend in August. During the annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival, Forty Mile Point is open for tours during all four days of the event.

Documenting the history of Rogers City and Presque Isle County, the Presque Isle County Historical Museum is also located in Rogers City.

Besides museums and historical places in Rogers City, other resources appropriate for this category include local art galleries, libraries, theaters, and theatre groups, as well as parks, hiking or biking trails, entertainment venues, sports and recreational programs and facilities, concerts, fairs, and other events.



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