A large, heavily forested island (49.44 square miles) just east of Sault Ste. Marie
, MI. Home to about 633 people (as of the 2000 U.S. census), it's quite possibly home to more deer than people--not that that's a bad thing...
Not much happened (or happens) here on a world-affecting scale: however, it was once nominated as a location for the United Nations. The University of Michigan
operates the Chase Osborn Preserve, a 3200-acre nature preserve where former governor of Michigan Chase S. Osborn (1911-1913) is buried.
Quiet and thinly populated, yet fairly-close knit, Sugar Island Township is fairly typical for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are some small bed-and-breakfast
s and resorts, as well as at least one restaurant and bar (the Islander House and Hilltop Bar, respectively). It's also a great home for U.P. Princes
or deer camps.