Logging and timber were Harbor Country’s major industries in the 1870’s, requiring piers along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. One of those piers, Union Pier, gave its name to today’s quaint lakeshore community. Union Piers natural bounty of forest’s and thriving logging industry became the timber that rebuilt Chicago after the Chicago Fire in 1871. Today vacationers and cottage owners alike enjoy driving through the nearby rolling countryside that is dotted with unique antique shops, galleries, vineyards and grand old resorts that have been restored to their former state. But really, it is all agreed the grandest of attractions are the stunning sunsets over Lake Michigan that gets us all.
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