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      State marking completion of Crisp Point project

      The state Department of Natural Resources is marking the completion of the Crisp Point project, an acquisition that includes 3,810 acres of forest land and more than 2 miles of Lake Superior shoreline.

      A ceremony is next Thursday at the Crisp Point Lighthouse in northeastern Luce County. The 11 a.m. event is open to the public.

      The Upper Peninsula acquisition was funded by a $4.5 million grant through the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Legacy Program and $1.5 million from a private donor.

      The property includes bluffs, streams, an inland lake and sand dunes. It contains about 2.5 miles of a key northern U.P. snowmobile trial. The DNR says the land is expected to be a place for recreation including hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, wildlife viewing and kayaking.