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Schoolcraft County Michigan Historical Markers

 
Seul Choix Point Light image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2005
Seul Choix Point Light
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Gulliver — Seul Choix Point Light Built 1892-1895
Near Seul Choix Road (County Route 431) 0.2 miles east of John Goudreau Road.
This harbor of refuge, named by the French and translated "Only Choice," is one of only a few along this shore of Lake Michigan. Located at 45 55' 22" north latitude and 85 54' 45" west longitude, the tower rises 78 feet-9 inches high and is . . . — Map (db m41970) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Manistique — Carl D. Bradley
On Lakeshore Drive (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling west.
The SS Carl D. Bradley was a self-unloading Great Lakes freighter. Built in 1927 by the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio, the Bradley was owned by the Michigan Limestone division of U.S. Steel and operated by the Bradley Transportation . . . — Map (db m104092) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — S696 — Christmas Tree Ship / Thompson
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
Christmas Tree Ship The Rouse Simmons was one of the last schooners on the Great Lakes. Built in 1868 to carry lumber, the three-masted vessel became Chicago's "Christmas Tree Ship" when Herman Schuenemann purchased an . . . — Map (db m105291) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — Life in a Lumber Town Thompson, Michigan
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
Thompson is located 6 1/2 miles west of Manistique and began as a sawmill town. It was built by E.L. Thompson, president of the Delta Lumber Company. The town initially had three streets that were four blocks long, with a population of approximately . . . — Map (db m105438) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — Schoolcraft County More to See
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
(1) Manistique Light and Boardwalk The East Breakwater Light , built in 1916, is 35 feet tall and stands at the harbor entrance of the Manistique River. Soon to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Light . . . — Map (db m105477) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — The Christmas Tree Ship
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
Captain Herman Schuenemann was born in Algoma, Wisconsin in 1895 to German immigrants. He began his career on the Great Lakes at an early age. He married Miss Barbara Schindel on April 9, 1891, and they had three daughters, Elsie and twins, Hazel . . . — Map (db m105327) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — The Mill Brings Prosperity to Thompson
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
The early 1880's brought tremendous change to the Thompson area. The abundance of nearby virgin timber and the natural harbor attracted the interest of the Delta Lumber Company of Detroit. Under the leadership of company president E.L. Thompson, . . . — Map (db m105424) HM
Michigan (Schoolcraft County), Thompson — Thompson Docks
On unnamed road 0.1 miles east of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling east.
The Thompson Railroad Line served the mill owned by the Delta Lumber Company beginning with a terminal located at Indian River. In the early logging days, softwoods floated down the river to this terminal to be loaded onto flat cars. After the . . . — Map (db m105376) HM

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