Historic House Listings

Dollar Island, Circa 1913 in Michigan. Sure is unique! $850,000

March 30, 2020

Such a unique place! Historic Dollar Island structures were originally built in 1913. It is located on .6 acres in Cedarville, Michigan. It was named Dollar Island because the government sold it for a dollar. Originally it was a windmill and a cabin. There is now a three bedroom/two bathroom cottage, three stall boathouse, workshop, wrap around docking, waterfront gazebo for dining and there is even a kissing booth. 🙂 Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,612 square feet. $850,000

Contact John Griffin with Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors: 906-298-1694

From the Zillow listing:


Rare Island For Sale! Historic Dollar Island is centered in Snows Channel between Cedarville and Hessel. The Island is part of Lake Huron’s chain of 36 Islands known as Les Cheneaux in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. Historians say Dollar Island received it’s name after being sold by the government for $1. What started as just a windmill and cabin in 1913 has been enhanced into the marvelous 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage it is now. Features include a sauna, hot tub, solarium glass sunporch, covered porch, turret with wrap around balcony, multiple boat slips, 3 stall boathouse (one has stained glass windows), large workshop, wrap around docking, waterfront gazebo with dining area and a kissing booth. This is truly a one of a kind island with a deep water protected harbor.


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