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Near St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gros Cap and St. Helena Island

 
 
Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 9, 2019
1. Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker
Inscription.  French fishermen who came to Gros Cap (on the shore below) early last century also participated in its offshore settlement, St. Helena Island, where ships obtained wood fuel and other supplies. There in 1850, Archie and Wilson Newton set up a fishing and shipping business. The community thrived for more than 50 years. Approved by the Michilimackinac Historical Society
 
Erected 1962 by Michigan Historical Commission, Township of Moran. (Marker Number L22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 45° 53.06′ N, 84° 50.152′ W. Marker is near St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on U.S. 2, 0.9 miles west of Gudmunson Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Gros Cap Roadside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Michigan (a few steps from this marker); Ottawa Indian Village
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(approx. 2 miles away); Ancient Anishinabe Path / Gete Anishinaabek Miikaan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Anishinaabe Drying Rack (approx. 5.1 miles away); Anishinaabe Fisherman (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Huron Longhouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Anishinaabe Garden (approx. 5.1 miles away); Anishinaabe Woman (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2017
2. Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker
St. Helena Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 9, 2019
3. St. Helena Island
View looking to the southwest. St. Helena Island can be seen in Lake Michigan, about 2 miles away.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
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