Downtown Projects

The Dilworth Hotel is undergoing a major transformation and will be restored to its original glory over the next few years.  Owner Bob Grove is working on renovating the exterior – repairing the brick, restoring the original windows, replacing the roof, adding cornice and repairing and fixing the porch – before beginning work on the interior.   His intention is to restore it with historical integrity and making sure it is done right.


The Last River Draw, a life-size bronze sculpture of a logger on a log floating in the Boyne River, is a perfect depiction of Boyne City’s early lumbering era.  The logger is pulling a log with a pike pole down the river.  This is a wonderful representation and testament to our history and our commitment to art in public spaces.  The fundraising campaign is raising a $25,000 local match to earn a $25,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  Once the funding is received, the goal is to have the work installed Fall 2016.

River Sculpture (1)