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Historical Markers and War Memorials in East Tawas, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Iosco County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Iosco County, MI (22) Alcona County, MI (4) Arenac County, MI (5) Huron County, MI (22) Ogemaw County, MI (7) Oscoda County, MI (4)  IoscoCounty(22) Iosco County (22)  AlconaCounty(4) Alcona County (4)  ArenacCounty(5) Arenac County (5)  HuronCounty(22) Huron County (22)  OgemawCounty(7) Ogemaw County (7)  OscodaCounty(4) Oscoda County (4)
Tawas City is the county seat for Iosco County
East Tawas is in Iosco County
      Iosco County (22)  
ADJACENT TO IOSCO COUNTY
      Alcona County (4)  
      Arenac County (5)  
      Huron County (22)  
      Ogemaw County (7)  
      Oscoda County (4)  
 
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1Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — A New Light on the Horizon
Ottawa Point (now called Tawas Point) presents a hazard to navigation as it juts out into Lake Huron. It also shelters Tawas Bay, protecting ships from strong north or northeast winds. In 1850, The Federal government set aside $5000 to build a . . . Map (db m123998) HM
2Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Brass Range Marker
This Brass Range Marker surveyors originally used, was located on the old Iosco County Courthouse in the 1800's. M.C. Harting's daily path to the Courthouse by his Abstract office took him by the "stake” for over 50 years. The stake and the . . . Map (db m189759) HM
3Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Double Dwelling
It is respectfully requested that the Board take under consideration the advisability of erecting a set of quarters at this station for the assistant keeper. Major Thomas Handbury Corps of Engineers to Light-House Board . . . Map (db m123996) HM
4Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — East Tawas Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial This memorial is dedicated to those men and women who serve in time of war and peace and to honor and perpetuate the memory of those who made the surpreme sacrifice for their country.Map (db m189758) WM
5Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Oil House
”Put oil in new Oil House, cleaned same.” Lightkeeper Samuel Palmer, May 26, 1989 Fuel for the Tawas Point light was originally stored in an oil room in the keeper’s dwelling. During the 1870s the Lighthouse Service changed . . . Map (db m123993) HM
6Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Preserving the Light
The New Light Keepers The State of Michigan acquired Tawas Point Light from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002. The light will be managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division, and interpreted by the Department of . . . Map (db m123997) HM
7Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Rodman Water Power Sawmill
The first water wheel power sawmill in Iosco County was owned by Alva Wood located on Sand Creek in Grant Township. The waterwheel weighs 1 ˝ ton, developed 35 hp on the belt. Lacking enough water to successfully power the mill, Mr. Wood moved . . . Map (db m189905) HM
8Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — Tawas Lighthouse
The point is a “making point.” Annual Report, U.S. Lighthouse Board, 1873 Throughout its recorded history, blowing, drifting sand has constantly extended Tawas Point. This lighthouse was built in 1876 because the end of the . . . Map (db m123999) HM
9Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — L2294 — Tawas Point Light StationRegistered Michigan Historic Site
In 1850 the U.S. Lighthouse Service commissioned a light station to safely guide ships into Tawas Bay. The first light station was built in 1852 at the end of Tawas Point, then known as Ottawa Point. The prisms of its fifth-order Fresnel lens . . . Map (db m124079) HM
10Michigan (Iosco County), East Tawas — The Changing Shape of Tawas PointShifting Sands and a New Lighthouse
The point has steadily made to the southward and westward, and the extremity of it is now more than a mile from the light. Report of the Light-House Board, 1873 Blowing, shifting sand on the point forced the construction of the . . . Map (db m123991) HM
 
 
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Jun. 28, 2022