The following sketch of Mark Remington was printed in an 1892 issue of the Bangor Advance:  "Mark Remington is one of the few men in Michigan who can boast of once being an employee of the first railroad built in Michigan.  He, like the majority of old settlers in this part of the state, came from New York, being born in 1840.  Twenty-eight years ago he learned telegraphy at Lowell, a town on the D & M.  He served a term of years as operator at Grand Haven and then returned to Lowell where he filled the position of station agent, remaining there until he came to Bangor in 1872, since which time he has ably filled the position of freight and ticket agent, and telegraph operator.  During Mr. Remington's long career as a railroad man, he has never been the cause of an accident of any kind, either to traffic or passengers, a fact of which he is justly proud.  He is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and has held responsible offices in several different lodges, and has served the village as a 'city dad' and president.