Historic Water Tower & Siphon Bridge

River Street
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-5010

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The Schoolcraft County Historical Park, in Manistique, features a museum and the historic 200 foot tall brick water tower.  The octagonal tower, built in 1922, has a capacity of 200,000 gallons and was built in the Roman style of architecture.  Listed on the National and State Historic Registers, the Water Tower commemorates the birth of Manistique's municipal water works.  The Tower, park and museum are maintained by the Schoolcraft County Historical Society and are a short stroll from the Siphon Bridge.

The newly restored Siphon Bridge spans the Manistique River and flume and was originally built in 1919 to channel water into the paper mill.  In its orginal form the bridge was listed in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" because the road was acutally below the level of the water in the flume.