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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eagle Harbor, Michigan
Location of Eagle Harbor, Michigan
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|Horace Greeley landed on June 15, 1847. He came on the Independence, the first propeller boat on Lake Superior. It had a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour. That night, Greeley reported, the harbor was frozen over for some distance from shore. There . . . — — Map (db m76313) HM|
|Eagle Harbor was an important port of refuge on this North Shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula during the last half of the nineteenth century. Settlers, speculators and miners arrived at the two docks, and large boats were loaded with unprocessed . . . — — Map (db m153140) HM|
Built by the Eagle Harbor Mining Company in 1845, Eagle Harbor House opened to boarders and travelers in 1846, the beginning of the Keweenaw copper rush. It is the last remaining log building of the first four in Eagle Harbor. In 1852 German . . . — — Map (db m106232) HM|
|In the mid-19th century, when roads to this area were almost non-existent, the infant community of Eagle Harbor saw a dramatic increase in waterborne commerce, including incoming settlers and supplies and outgoing shipments of copper and logs. Lake . . . — — Map (db m152900) HM|
|A fog signal was installed in this building on November 30, 1895. Its purpose was to warn mariners of rock and reef along this treacherous Lake Superior coast. The invaluable signal was activated during periods of fog when the light in the tower was . . . — — Map (db m153149) HM|
|This anchor, weighing approximately 3,000 pounds, was snagged in Bete Gris by the lake carrier "John G. Munson" operated by the U.S. Steel Company. It became entangled in the Munson's anchor line in October, 1983. The anchor, along with about 250 . . . — — Map (db m152797) HM|
|Lake Superior was discovered in 1629 by the French explorer Brule. Largest expanse of fresh water in the world. The water of Lake Superior is chemically pure. Area 31,800 sq. miles; 1500 miles of coast; greatest length, 350 miles; greatest breadth, . . . — — Map (db m152798) HM|
|A U.S. Life Saving Service Station was established directly across the harbor entrance from this Light Station in 1912. The well trained, locally recruited crew accomplished many heroic rescues on stormy Lake Superior complementing the light and fog . . . — — Map (db m153056) HM|
|Old style bell buoy minus the bell. Eight feet wide and thirteen feet tall. Approximately 50,000 pounds. Similar to the more modern bell buoy that can be seen about 300 yards offshore from the Maritime Museum. The bell buoy warns of dangerous . . . — — Map (db m152885) HM|
|The Eagle Harbor General Store was established by John, Michael and Martin Foley and Michael Smith in 1861, the year Lincoln became President. Martin Foley eventually became shopkeeper in another Foley general store in Red Jacket (Calumet) and . . . — — Map (db m152796) HM|
|The "common anchor" of the Great Lakes. This style of anchor was used from the time of earliest lake navigation until 1890. The wooden stock is split to receive the shank, then bolted to close and secure. This anchor was discovered about two miles . . . — — Map (db m152876) HM|