The island has a long Native American history and is recognized in the Treaty of 1836 with Washington. Approximately 2 miles north of Beaver Island, it is now uninhabited but at one time was home to Native Americans who farmed, fished, and harvested maple syrup. Later European immigrants arrived and established a town called Success with a post office. This island is designated a Wildlife Research Area and is under the management of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division.
- This trip has room for only 5 participants.
- Snacks and a box lunch will be provided during the field trip.
- Trips will depart and return from Paradise Bay Diving Co. dock across from the Beaver Island Lumber Company. Return will be early afternoon.
- Passage to Garden Island will be aboard the Resolute with Captain Mike and crew.
You’ll be back in time for a quick lunch before heading out for an afternoon adventure. Options include the Concession Stand at the BIC Center, the Harbour Bodega and the Shamrock (both nearby) or Dalwhinnie’s Deli (about a 20-minute walk towards the Whiskey Point Lighthouse).
NOTE: This trip is weather dependent at the discretion of the captain. If canceled, a full refund will be given and participants will be transported to a site selected by an expert field trip leader.
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