The sailor evangelist, Henry Bundy, was a frequent visitor to Manistique and other nearby ports. He preached both from the deck of his ship and from the pulpit of local churches. His arrival each summer was eagerly anticipated by the citizens of Manistique and Schoolcraft County
Henry Bundy was born in London, England in 1826 to impoverished parents. He was an incorrigible youth who roamed the city streets, refusing to engage in any schooling. By age 10, the boy was completely beyond his parents’ control. Not knowing what to do, they bound their rebellious son for seven years as an apprentice to the captain of the Abel Gower, a three-masted, 313 ton merchant ship.