Courtesy photo of Brenda Tibbetts
The Bonifas Lodge, built in 1924 by “Big Bill” Bonifas, encompasses one mile of frontage on Lake Gogebic. At 15,000 square feet, the lodge was built with lumber brought by boat from the Bonifas Mill in Marinesco. Edna Furber visited and wrote “Come and Get It,” which was later turned into a movie starring Walter Brennan and Edward Arnold. Other visitors included the Firestone and Dupont families. Bill Bonifas died shortly after the lodge was completed. The lodge was bought in 1944 by the Funk family.