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Saugatuck in Allegan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Singapore, Michigan

 
 
Singapore, Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 28, 2011
1. Singapore, Michigan Marker
Inscription. Beneath the sands near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River lies the site of Singapore, one of Michigan's most famous ghost towns. Founded in the 1830's by New York land speculators, who hoped it would rival Chicago or Milwaukee as a lake port, Singapore was in fact, until the 1870's, a busy lumbering town. With three mills, two hotels, several general stores, and a renowned "Wild-cat" bank, it outshone its neighbor to the south, "The Flats," as Saugatauk was then called. When the supply of timber was exhausted the mills closed, the once bustling waterfront grew quiet. The people left, most of them settling here in Saugatauk. Gradually, Lake Michigan's shifting sand buried Singapore.
 
Erected 1958 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S191.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.289′ N, 86° 12.242′ W. Marker is in Saugatuck, Michigan, in Allegan County. Marker is at the intersection of Butler Street and Culver Street, on the left when traveling north on Butler Street. Touch for map. Marker is clearly visible from both Butler Street and Culver Street. "Saugatuck Engine House" marker is at same location,
Singapore, Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 28, 2011
2. Singapore, Michigan Marker
Image of marker taken from the intersection of Culver & Butler Streets looking towards the northwest.
affixed to front of building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Butler Street, Saugatuck MI 49453, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saugatuck Engine House (here, next to this marker); Reed's Livery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Saints Episcopal Church / Gordon W. Lloyd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Baldhead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Asa Goodrich House (approx. mile away); The Old School House (approx. mile away); Douglas Union School (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saugatuck.
 
Also see . . .  History of Saugatuck's Village Hall. (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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