Transportation to Antelope Island varied due to fluctuating lake levels.
In the late 1840s, residents and visitors came to the Island by horse and wagon on buckboards like this one.
By 1853, lake levels rose
enough to make boats the
necessary mode of transit
for humans, livestock and
supplies. Local homesteader
George Frary made a living
captaining freight and
transport vessels to and
from the Island.
Erected by Utah State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 40° 55.596′ N, 112° 10.044′ W. Marker is near Syracuse, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from Antelope Island Road. The marker is located at the Fielding Garr Ranch Historic Site, Antelope Island State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syracuse UT 84075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fielding Garr Ranch (here, next to this marker); Trucks (a few steps from this marker); Tractors (within shouting distance of this
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.