Lake mighigan waterfront property for sale! This 4.03-acre waterfront parcel is known as miller point, and is located in thompson township of the upper peninsula of michigan's western section of schoolcraft county. There are about 20-miles of northern lake michigan shoreline in this county, and the property offered for sale has 1, 024-feet of that! It is located along the north-eastern edge of the garden peninsula which extends twenty-two miles into lake michigan. It is located on miller point, a point along the southern shore of point aux barques, a prominent feature on the peninsula??S eastern shore. Lake michigan is one of the five great lakes of north america and is the second-largest of the great lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area. The word "michigan" originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the ojibwa word mishi gami meaning "great water". Its ninety some thousand acres of water, offer a fisherman's dream come true. Add to this an aggressive fish management program and you have some of the best fishing in the usa. This area had virgin forests and plenty of timber and became important in the upper peninsula's lumber boom. By 1881, the delta lumbering company was operating a mill (about 6 miles north-east of the property offered for sale) along the shores of lake michigan. The village of thompson named after the mill owner and president e.L. Thompson was formed about this time. The first official census was taken in 1884. By the early 1900??S, the township had 8 schools, a general store, township hall, 3 churches (catholic, swedish lutheran and methodist), a barber shop, boarding house, livery stable, a hotel, saloons and a hospital. There were 3 doctors, and a midwife. Thompson township has a small commercial area along the us-2 corridor, which includes two motels, a convenience/gas station store, a real estate office, church, and a variety store/lumber yard. The area is central to lots of year-round activities.