In 1937, a teenager named William Alexander Wright built a small log hunting cabin in the woods on his family's property in Sanilac Township. This same young man eventually joined the U.S. Navy Air Corps and distinguished himself as a pilot through World War II, in the Philippines, and during the Korean conflict. By the end of a naval career spanning more than twenty years, he had attained the rank of lieutenant commander and was a recipient of multiple military awards including six air medals and the Navy Cross.
More than seventy years later, you can stand in Bill Wright's hunting cabin on the grounds of the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum. This little cabin, the last of its kind in the county, was moved to the historic village in 2007 after its most recent owners, Barb & John Haman, donated it to the museum. Museum volunteers - Cathi Bulone Campbell and her husband, Bryan - spearheaded the drive, raising funds to refurbish the cabin and turning it into the Sanilac County Hunting & Fishing Cabin Museum - a repository for the county's hunting, trapping, and sports-fishing history and memorabilia.
We want to thank everyone for their interest in, and support of, this little cabin project and the hunting cabin fund.