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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.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2017
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Gros Cap Roadside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Michigan (a few steps from this marker); Ottawa Indian Village (approx. 2 miles away); St. Ignace (approx. 5 miles away); Prentiss M. Brown, Michigan Lawyer, Mackinac Visionary
Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2017
2. Gros Cap and St. Helena Island Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (approx. 5.8 miles away); South Tower Fog Bell (approx. 5.8 miles away); David B. Steinman (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Looking for daylight distant view of the marker, an image of the shore below the bluff, and an image of St. Helena Island. • Can you help?
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