Annual Civil War Re-inactment 2016
The Captain's Quarters Inn was built as a private residence by Charles Moore in 1859.
At that time Lexington was a major Great Lakes Port. Michigan lumber was shipped from the local docks.
Pine was readily available and used extensively for the construction of the house. The builder added the beautifully carved open staircase to enhance the interior of the house.
Outside he combined examples of Greek Revival, Italianate and Carpenter's Gothic architecture styles.
On July 30th, 1901, Mary, the Moore's youngest daughter, married State Senator Albert Sleeper here in the house.
In 1917 he was elected Governor of Michigan.
The Sleepers spent many summers in this quiet get a way home in Lexington relaxing on the wrap around porch.
Since 1983 the home has been a Bed & Breakfast with now, 5 different owners as Inn Keepers and formerly known as The Governor's Inn
Bill & Deb Ives are your Inn keepers
A Captain's Quarters B&B
The 1913 Great Lake’s “White Hurricane.”
The Captain’s Quarter’s Inn B&B survived the deadliest and most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the Great Lakes, which killed more than 200 people, destroyed 19 ships and stranded 19 others.
The financial loss in vessels alone was nearly $5 million 1913 dollars, that’s $116,145,000 in today’s dollars.
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, referred to as the “Big Blow”, the “Freshwater Fury”, or the “White Hurricane”, was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin from November 7 through November 10, 1913.
The storm, an extra-tropical cyclone, originated as the convergence of two major storm fronts, fueled by the lakes’ relatively warm waters—a seasonal process called a “November gale”, or “November witch”.
It produced 90 mph (145 km/h) wind gusts, waves over 35 feet (11 m) high, and whiteout snow squalls.