Burnham's Landing

Burnham's Landing (HM19C5)

Location: Presque Isle, MI 49777 Presque Isle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 19.792', W 83° 29.196'

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Frederick Burnham settled in Michigan in the 1840s. In 1850 he married Julia Clark in Ann Arbor. Beginning in the 1850s, the Burnhams acquired large tracts of Presque Isle County's rich timberlands. Among their holdings was the land purchased in 1868 by the U.S. government where the Presque Isle Harbor Range Lights were constructed. In the mid-to-late nineteenth century Burnham developed a prosperous mercantile and lumber business here. He constructed two large docks and the roads needed to transport wood to the boat landing, which stood near this site. The harbor, known as Burnham's Landing, provided shelter to ships during foul weather. When Burnham died in 1880, Julia and their son Frederick II assumed management of the family's business. The Burnham home, store and lumber camps were destroyed by the 1908 Metz fire.
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HM NumberHM19C5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberL1877
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 305146 N 5022603
Decimal Degrees45.32986667, -83.48660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 19.792', W 83° 29.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 19' 47.52" N, 83° 29' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)989
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6001-6239 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle MI 49777, US
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