Don't Miss the Boat - Ferry Exhibit
Step back in time to an era of steam whistles and fluttering flags and explore the history of passenger ferries on Little Traverse Bay at the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society's newest exhibit, "Don't Miss the Boat!" As early as 1875 the first ferries began making daily trips between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, stopping at Wequetonsing, Roaring Brook, Bay View and Harbor Point. At the height of the resort season as many as 5,000 passengers took the ferries every day. It was not until the rise of the automobile that ferry traffic declined. In 1930 the last regularly running ferry, the America, was sold and the service was discontinued. This exhibit features original watercolors and prints by local artist William Talmadge Hall and will be on display until the end of summer 2021.