Contact Us

The Buried Town Of Singapore Michigan Be Unearthed Or Lost Forever

John Mason/TSM
John Mason/TSM

A developer plans to build a new development on Lake Michigan which could destroy the buried town of Singapore and erase this historic site from existence.

First, a bit of history.

In April of 2017, on an urban exploration to Saugatuck to try and get out onto the sand dunes where the lost lumber town of Singapore is located. Singapore residence did such a good job at logging the area with no thought to the environmental impact on their town. With the trees gone, the wind off Lake Michigan was unstoppable and the sand began moving in and took its revenge on the town.


More recently, as reported by WOOD-TV,

The saw mill town of Singapore was swallowed by the dunes about 150 years ago. It’s unclear what may still be under the sand, which is why the Army Corps of Engineers is requiring an archaeological survey before it will continue to review the developer’s application.

So for now, it appears there may be a bit of a historical excavation that could take place. A chance to learn more about the history and people of this ghost town.


BONUS VIDEO: Fly Over the Lavander Labyrinth in Shelby, Michigan

Subscribe to Kalamazoo’s Country on

Best of Kalamazoo

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.