Beach Inn - Munising MI

Address: City Park Dr
City: Munising
State: MI
Zip: 49862
County: Alger
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The Beach Inn was a famous 50 room resort hotel that goes back to the early 1900's at least, maybe before. It was right on the waterfront next to the main dock. The Inn also featured fresh fish dinners. Over the years, it hosted many events attended by famous dignitaries from far and wide. If you were a big shot and had business in Munising prior to the 1950's, this is where you stayed and held your events.

Tragically, the place was destroyed by fire in February 1951. There were plans to erect another hotel in its place but as far as I can tell those never came to fruition. The oldest aerial photo I could find was from 1953 so the Inn is not shown. Looking at the old photos, it did seem the place was next to the main dock and surrounded by trees. There was also a sidewalk running alongside which can be seen in the 1953 aerial. Today, the lot is occupied by a cruise line and parking lot, that is if I have guessed the location correctly.

The Beach Inn name lives on as another, far new hotel operating on M-58 (as of 2022) up the coast. It looks like a nice place, albeit far more modern than the original Beach Inn which was downtown on the waterfront.

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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
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Beach Inn - Old Photo
Old Photo
Beach Inn - Aerial Photo Comparison
Aerial Photo Comparison
Beach Inn - 2022 Aerial
2022 Aerial
Beach Inn - May 1936 Ad
May 1936 Ad
Beach Inn - Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Beach Inn - 1946 Article On Remodeling
1946 Article On Remodeling
Beach Inn - April 1951 Article On Fire
April 1951 Article On Fire
Beach Inn - Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Beach Inn - Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Deb 1951 Article On Fire
Beach Inn - 1915 Article On Delft Theatre Opening Mentions Beach Inn
1915 Article On Delft Theatre Opening Mentions Beach Inn
Beach Inn - Feb 1930 Vaudeville Star Visits
Feb 1930 Vaudeville Star Visits
Beach Inn - Nov 1929 Meeting With Conservationists
Nov 1929 Meeting With Conservationists
Beach Inn - Oct 1927 Article
Oct 1927 Article
Beach Inn - Sept 1912 Injury
Sept 1912 Injury
Beach Inn - Sept 1928 Senator Rushton Speaks At Convention
Sept 1928 Senator Rushton Speaks At Convention
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