“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Eagle Harbor, Michigan

Clickable Map of Keweenaw County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Keweenaw County, MI (38) Alger County, MI (18) Houghton County, MI (24) Marquette County, MI (32) Ontonagon County, MI (2) Cook County, MN (34)  KeweenawCounty(38) Keweenaw County (38)  AlgerCounty(18) Alger County (18)  HoughtonCounty(24) Houghton County (24)  MarquetteCounty(32) Marquette County (32)  OntonagonCounty(2) Ontonagon County (2)  CookCountyMinnesota(34) Cook County (34)
Eagle River is the county seat for Keweenaw County
Eagle Harbor is in Keweenaw County
      Keweenaw County (38)  
      Alger County (18)  
      Houghton County (24)  
      Marquette County (32)  
      Ontonagon County (2)  
      Cook County, Minnesota (34)  
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1 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Eagle Harbor
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
2 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Eagle Harbor Entrance Channel and Range Lights
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
3 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — L2046 — Eagle Harbor House
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
4 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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. . . . Map (db m152900) HM
5 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Fog Signal Building
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
6 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Iron-Stock Anchor
"Folding Stock Anchor of the Great Lakes" This 3,000 pound anchor was snagged in Bete Gris by the "John G. Munson* of the U.S. Steel Company in October 1983. It was entangled in the "Munson's" anchor along with about 250 feet of . . . Map (db m226591) HM
7 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Lake Superior
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
8 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Michigan DNR Marina
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
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9 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Riveted Bell Buoy
This old-style bell buoy, minus the original bell, is eight feet wide and thirteen feet tall. It weighs approximately 5,000 pounds. It was donated by the U.S. Coast Guard and was transported on the cutter, "Sundew" , in August 1983. Heavy equipment . . . Map (db m226590) HM
10 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — The Eagle Harbor General Store
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
11 Michigan, Keweenaw County, Eagle Harbor — Wood-Stock Anchor
This was the "common anchor" of the Great Lakes. It was used from the beginning of lake navigation until around 1890. The wooden stock is split to receive the shank, and then bolted closed and secured. This particular anchor was discovered . . . Map (db m226589) HM
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Sep. 27, 2023