Over the years there have been drownings in the river by the mill, searches near the dam etc. Some groups have claimed to see someone out there, hearing someone ask for help, one even asked the boy when he drowned what he his Dad did, and said his arm was grabbed. There has also been full body apparitions seen walking the cat walk, and a lady in white walking on the water. While we don’t have pictures, we did hear the stories.
Calvin G. Tinsman drowned after his canoe capsized near Dundee Saturday [July 14, 1951]. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Tinsman. [His mother’s name: Jennie E. Bamm Tinsman.] He had four sisters, Miss Francis Tinsman, Mrs. Virginia Wiseman, Mrs. Carol Rosencranz, and Miss Audrey Tinsman, a brother William, and a grandfather, William Bamm. He was born Sept. 12, 1924 at Dundee and worked as a brick mason. He belonged to the American Legion. He served 2 years in the Navy during WW II. Buried at Maplegrove Cemetery. Source: Monroe Evening News, with handwritten date, July 16, 1951.
Articles of 2 Brothers Who Drowned
Pictures Of The Search:
Looking For The Body Below The Dam
Police Boats By The Bridge
People on the Riverbank – Old Mill Museum In Background
Kids On Bridge Railing
Boats Searching River Below The Dam
Believed To Be Bringing Body Ashore