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Munising

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Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Alger County. The city is adjacent to the northwest corner of Munising Township, but is administratively autonomous.HistoryThe name for the city comes from the Ojibwe word for "island at". A post office was established as the Munising post office on December 22, 1868. It was renamed as Gogarnville on October 23, 1889, when Julius Gogarn was appointed as postmaster. The office was moved to his farm. He was a German-born American Civil War veteran and first Supervisor of Munising Township. That post office continued until July 15, 1893.GeographyMunising is located on the southern edge of Munising Bay at, also known as the South Bay of Grand Island Harbor, across from Grand Island around the mouth of the Anna River. It is the primary embarkation point for cruises to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island National Recreation Area.The name Munising is derived from the Ojibway language. 'Munissi' means island. 'Munising' means near the island. Grand Island is located one half mile north in Munising Bay.
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Standard hotels and inns by the water offer pleasant views and onsite restaurants. Farther back from the bay, you'll discover a number of rental homes, suited for families and larger groups. Head north, following the main road, to find some very popular campsites. With RV and tent pitches, they are ideal for travelers on the move, fans of the outdoors, and budget-watchers.
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