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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jacksonport
By Devon Polzar, 2020
Anchor & Capstan & Marker
|Jay Olson recovered this fisherman's anchor from the waters off Jacksonport. Collapsible anchors were commonly used on fish tugs because they were easily stowed on the small boats. Early anchors were forged as one piece. This anchor's arms and . . . — — Map (db m151587) HM|
|In 1873 Royal Erskine purchased a boarding house by the lake from Mr. Logan. He moved it across the road and combined it with two other vacated buildings to make one large building, painted it red, and called it the Eureka House. Royal sold the . . . — — Map (db m151588) HM|
|The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through a point one half mile south of this wayside (intersection of Hwy. 57 and Logerquist Road). This is the geographical midpoint between the equator and North Pole. But, because the earth is . . . — — Map (db m26671) HM|
|Also known as “The Little White Church by the Lake,” the Jacksonport United Methodist Church was completed in 1892. Its simple design is attributed to George Bagnall Sr., one of the original builders. Alex Halstead, Harry Wilson Sr. and . . . — — Map (db m12114) HM|
|Schooner Perry Hannah
Type: Wooden Schooner, two-masted
Built: 1859, Thomas Arnold, Newport, Mich.
Sank: October 16, 1880
Length: 93’ Beam: 25’
Depth of Wreckage: 6’
Type: Wooden . . . — — Map (db m107152) HM|
|French trader Médard Chouart des Groseilliers spent the winter of 1654–55 in Jacksonport, at the time a Potawatomi/Ottawa village known as Mechigan that was home to more than 3,000. Upon his return to Quebec, Groseilliers reported on the . . . — — Map (db m147221) HM|
A towering elm tree once guided sailing schooners into Jacksonport.
In the mid to late-1800s, three bustling piers were the heart of the community. They connected loggers, farmers, and fishermen to markets in Chicago and Milwaukee. . . . — — Map (db m151581) HM|
|On January 18, 1889, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was formally incorporated. The congregation consisted mostly of German Lutheran immigrants from the district of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach who settled in the Jacksonport area. That spring the newly . . . — — Map (db m67017) HM|