“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Presque Isle in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Burnham's Landing

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By Joel S., July 2, 2013
1. Burnham's Landing Marker
Inscription. Frederick Burnham settled in Michigan in the 1840s. In 1850 he married Julia Clark in Ann Arbor. Beginning in the 1850s, the Burnhams acquired large tracts of Presque Isle County's rich timberlands. Among their holdings was the land purchased in 1868 by the U.S. government where the Presque Isle Harbor Range Lights were constructed. In the mid-to-late nineteenth century Burnham developed a prosperous mercantile and lumber business here. He constructed two large docks and the roads needed to transport wood to the boat landing, which stood near this site. The harbor, known as Burnham's Landing, provided shelter to ships during foul weather. When Burnham died in 1880, Julia and their son Frederick II assumed management of the family's business. The Burnham home, store and lumber camps were destroyed by the 1908 Metz fire.
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1877.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 45° 19.792′ N, 83° 29.196′ W. Marker is in Presque Isle, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of East Grand Lake Road and Pineview Road, on the right when
Burnham's Landing image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 2, 2013
2. Burnham's Landing
traveling north on East Grand Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Presque Isle MI 49777, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presque Isle Front Range Light (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Presque Isle Light Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Kauffman / John Kauffman House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Presque Isle Lodge (approx. 2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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