My mom's doctor had a photography exhibit at Studio 23 in downtown Bay City. After looking at those pictures for a while, I decided to wander around Bay City for a while to take some of my own pictures.
At one time, Bay City had over 50,000 residents and a vibrant manufacturing base. Along the river there used to be Defoe Shipyard and a couple other shipyards. There was also Brown-Hoist and the Prestolite Plant. About the only factory still left is the GM Powertrain plant. It's a shame that so many of our Midwestern towns have been devastated by globalization.