Community celebrates large anchor discovery in Lake Michigan
In 1977 two people discovered a large anchor while canoeing on Lake Michigan, and on Saturday community members in Empire were celebrating the discovery.
It was the 36th annual Anchor Day. A day that commemorates the discovery that was made by two locals, Doug Manning and Michelle Stryker, who found the object in about 18-feet of water in the harbor off of Empire Beach.
Since that day, the community has gathered for some fun downtown activities with food, entertainment, a parade, and spending time on the beach.
Organizers say it's an exciting day that can be shared outside of the community too.
"It brings the community together," said Empire Area Community Center President, Gerry Shiffman. "It brings people to the community. It's good for our commerce district, so it's a good reason for a good time."