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If you drive over a bridge near Holland, Mich., and walk a few hundred feet, you'll wind up face-to-face with a giant, centuries old windmill. So what's the big deal about this one? Well, this structure – the historic DeZwaan – is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. It arrived here from the Netherlands in the 1960s, the last windmill to ever leave the country. And today, it is still running.

"SOUTH HAVEN - The Historical Association of South Haven has surpassed its $300,000 lighthouse restoration fundraising goal, the association announced. The nine-month effort brought in $315,000, to be used to restore the city lighthouse on Lake Michigan. The historical association now owns and maintains the lighthouse. (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

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Historian and Archeologist Cheryl LaRoche says she likes to look into legends and lore, stories that have been refuted about slavery and the Underground Railroad. 

"Researchers have found a century-old, nearly perfectly-preserved shipwreck in Lake Michigan." (WDET)

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July 24th marks the 100th anniversary of a huge, yet largely forgotten event in Great Lakes history: the wreck of the SS Eastland. Its story is tragic. June 24, 1915. Thousands board the Eastland from Chicago, including hundreds of Western Electric workers. And then, while still docked, the Eastland tips over, with passengers still on board. People rush to help, but more than 800 die.