Emerson , Michigan is a ghost town located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


A sawmill was built at the mouth of the Taquamenon River in the early 1880's by Lumberman Curt Emerson, the small town of Emerson soon developed near the mill. A few years later in 1884 Emerson sold his mill to the Chesbrough Lumber Co. The mill closed in 1912 after which commercial fishing became the main source of income for the few remaining residents. By 1950 all of the residents had moved on, and the remaining buildings were moved, razed, or left to neglect. Today only a few piers remain around a small island south of town, as well as bricks, quite a bit of lumber, and other assorted items.


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