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Garden Island is a 4990-acre island in the northern Lake Michigan. It used to be the home of the Anishinaabe people, although, due to a good number of reasons, inhabitants left the area and people just stopped living there.

Garden Island got its name from the translation of its original Ojibwe name, Minis Gitigaan. It is now a part of the Beaver Island State Willife Research Area. One proof of people?s inhabitation of the island is the cemetery on the site. Right now, this cemetery is still open for burials, and is under the care of a non-profit organization who maintains the cemetery.

The Garden Island is ideal for sport and commercial fishing. To get to it, you may need to use a private boat, though.
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