South Shore Drive
As time goes by our original houses and cottages are being replaced with new modern houses. It is interesting to try and determine where the oldest cottages still exist. The Karmes house was probably built around 1925. It was accessed using a trail from the farmhouse located on what is now M-43. That house is still there at the junction of M-43 and Ackers Point Drive.
There are a couple other cottages located next to the Karmes house that were probably built in the 1940’s. Across the lake near the sandbar is a small stone house built right on the shoreline. It was probably built using stones from the nearby farm fields. I do not know when it was built, but there was a sign at the top of the hill behind it that said: Tuck, Mary, Jingles and Judy. And I believe their last name was Wright. Jingles was their dog. And Judy is the daughter who is listed as the present owner.
In the south section of the lake the cottage pictured above now owned by Chuck and Alice Gutzki was built around 1920 for use by the Hines family. Lewis Hines owned all the land now owned by Camp Michawana and they would walk down to the lake during the summer. It appears in some of the old pictures taken from the Ackers Point Resort.