I suspect that Marine City will be a more frequent stop on my itinerary because M-29 is such a nice highway for shipwatching. There aren't too many bad spots for it on the road.
In 1835, it became Newport but not officially. In 1865, it was incorporated as the village of Marine City. It thrived as a lumber and other raw material center and became a city in 1887. It was also during this time that many of the town's members were employed in the lumber and shipping industries.
Like many of the towns associated with the lumber trade, it is not nearly the size it once was.