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Ontonagon cabin owners pass the torch to newcomers


October 30, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

OWNERS OF the Hokans cabins since the 1930s reunited at the Ontonagon Rotary meeting Wednesday. From left are Dick and Marlene Lambert, Robert and Kim Miller, Sue Hokans, Wendy and Chuck Peterson.


ONTONAGON - Edwin Hokans was a shop teacher at the Ontonagon School in the 1930s when he and his wife, Esther, decided to build a cabin on their property one and one-half miles outside of Ontonagon.

One cabin led to another and eventually a motel was added, with the complex known as Hokans Cabins and Motel.

Since that time, with its location on Lake Superior, the cabins have changed hands many times. All the owners since Edwin Hokans Sr. gathered at the Ontonagon Rotary Club Wednesday to welcome the latest owners, Robert and Kim Miller, of Jonesville and...

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