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Near Epoufette in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Epoufette

 
 
Epoufette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
1. Epoufette Marker
Inscription. Epoufette has been a fishing village since 1859, when Amable Goudreau, born in Quebec around 1824, established a commercial fishery. More than a century after his death in 1882, some of his descendants continued fishing operations. Father Edward Jacker, then serving the St. Ignace and Mackinac missions, visited Epoufette in August 1875. He reported a thriving fishery, with nets as far as 40 miles distant, which kept two coopers busy from dawn to dusk making barrels for shipment of salted fish to distant markets.
 
Erected 1980 by Hendricks Township; Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1255.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 46° 3.432′ N, 85° 9.762′ W. Marker is near Epoufette, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on U.S. 2 west of Hiawatha Trail Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a wayside/overlook near Lake Michigan. Marker is in this post office area: Naubinway MI 49762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brevort (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
2. View from Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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