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Gros Cap and St. Helena Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 45° 53.068 W 084° 50.151
16T E 667922 N 5083488
Quick Description: In small rest area/park on US 2 approx. 6 miles west of St Ignace
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2015 9:00:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
French fishermen who came to Gros Cap (on the shore below) early last century also participated in its offshore settlement, St. Helena Island, where ships obtained wood fuel and other supplies. There in 1850, Archie and Wilson Newton set up a fishing and shipping business. The community thrived for more than 30 years.
Historical Name: Archie and Wilson Newton

Description:
French fishermen who came to Gros Cap (on the shore below) early last century also participated in its offshore settlement, St. Helena Island, where ships obtained wood fuel and other supplies. There in 1850, Archie and Wilson Newton set up a fishing and shipping business. The community thrived for more than 30 years. Michigan Historical Commission Registered Local Site No. 22 Erected by the Township of Moran, 1962 Approved by the Michillmackinac Historical Society


Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 22

Historical Date: Not listed

website: Not listed

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