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Grand Bay Lumber has been proudly serving the lower Mobile County and Southeast Mississippi communities since 1979. We are eager to hear your feedback on what products we can stock to serve our customers even better. In the meantime, let us find and special-order the items you need.

Locally owned and operated, Grand Bay Lumber is a sister company of Mobile Lumber & Millwork, enabling us to offer all of the same great products and services. You'll find our hardware store stocked wall-to-wall with a variety of essential products, including lawn & garden, plumbing and electrical parts, hand tools, paint, builder's hardware and much more. Place your order with our friendly sales staff inside and pull around back so we can load up everything you need. Or you can shop 24/7 on At Grand Bay Lumber we strive to offer the excellent customer service, personal attention and know-how often lacking in the hustle and bustle of a big box chain.

From lumber to fence boards to moulding to doors and windows, we've got you covered! Our sales and service staff is knowledgeable, friendly and ready to help you find the perfect product for the perfect project.

We invite you to stop by and give us the opportunity to become your local source for building products and hardware.

Grand Traverse Bay is strategically located for maritime transportation.

Its water resources made it a wise and natural choice for early lumbering and manufacturing industries that built up along the shoreline.

The shelter of the Bay encouraged the subsequent growth of maritime commerce.

These activities left remains of both sunken ships and commercial activity. She sailed from Elk Rapids for Sandusky with a cargo of 585 tons of pig iron, on October 8, 1898.

Today the Bay holds the remains of several lost ships as well as near shore sites with evidence of businesses that once flourished along the waterfront. Leaking badly, she turned back near Cat Head Point the following day. Frank Conlin attempted to beach the vessel on Old Mission Point, but sank before reaching land.

The local Preserve support organization has an ambitious program underway to locate and identify shipwrecks in the Bay. Much of the cargo was salvaged by the firm of Dexter & Noble, of Elk Rapids. She is also known as the Ada, the Brick, or possibly the Morning Star.

Among the best shipwreck dives in the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve are: . The remains of the Metropolis are divided into a shallow debris field just offshore in only about 8 feet of water and a deeper portion of the hull in 120 feet of water. Today the remains of the 138 foot schooner rest in 53 feet of water. This shallow wreck shore dive site is in approximately 15 feet of water. The remains of the ship are, surprisingly, mostly free of zebra mussel encrustation. Divers will find this partially intact wood fish tug in 20 to 40 feet of water. Area divers sometimes informally mark some of the dive sites.

The 125' schooner Metropolis became lost in a snow storm in November 1886 and ran aground south of Old Mission Point. She reportedly became tangled in a net from a fisheries research vessel owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and was dragged from 80 feet of water to her present location. Sunk in 1903 while tied up at the Elk Rapids Cement Company dock, the remains of this 100' scow can be found just south of the Elk Rapids harbor in 12 feet of water. However, divers should be prepared to locate any particular one when planning a dive.