Gros Cap and St. Helena Island

Gros Cap and St. Helena Island (HM1YOW)

Location: Saint Ignace, MI 49781 Mackinac County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 53.06', W 84° 50.152'

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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 50 years.

Approved by the Michilimackinac Historical Society
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1962
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission, Township of Moran
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 667921 N 5083473
Decimal Degrees45.88433333, -84.83586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.06', W 84° 50.152'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 3.6" N, 84° 50' 9.12" W
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Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1810-1822 US-2, Saint Ignace MI 49781, US
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