Additional River History and Information


Thanks to Chris and Bobbie Mathis who are continually unearthing more interesting local river lore during their genealogical research and sharing them with us. More to come on this page.

Always legendary fishing around here. From the 1918 Norlina Headlight, a North Carolina paper.



whale article bessemer harold
1904 article from the Bessemer Harold. More local fishing legends!  🙂
drowning article.
This above Union City but the same 1908 flood waters that took out Union City’s Broadway Bridge.
July 1960 article 78 Bridge
This is the next bridge downstream from Riley Bridge/Dam. This article was from July 1950. New bridge went in here in 2015.
1949 Article
1909 Detroit Free Press
April 15, 1909 Detroit Free Press.


1942 Article.
1942 2
1942 Flooding.
1942 3
From the 1942 flooding.
May Graham
The May Graham, lower on the St. Joe.
May Graham 2
Another shot of the May Graham lower on the St. Joe. She ran between Berrien Springs and St. Joe.



1886 St. Joeseph Herald.jpg
1886 St. Joseph Harold.