Point Iroquois

Point Iroquois (HM2DT)

Location: Brimley, MI 49715 Chippewa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 29.028', W 84° 37.896'

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This point of land is the historic battleground where the westward invasion by the Iroquois Indians was halted by the victorious Chippewa.

Off the point colorful French-Canadian voyageurs paddled canoes heavily laden with furs. The 18th century fur traders were forerunners of commercial shipping on Lake Superior.

On June 27, 1831 Henry Rowe Schoolcraft led an expedition from this point to assist trade and to gain favor with the warring bands of Chippewa and Sioux Indians in the Upper Mississippi Valley.

By 1870 shipping had become an important industry. In that year this lighthouse was built. It operated continuously for 93 years. It ceased operation in 1963 when an automatic light was erected in the channel.

This property is maintained as a part of the Hiawatha National Forest.
HM NumberHM2DT
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 681783 N 5150528
Decimal Degrees46.48380000, -84.63160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 29.028', W 84° 37.896'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 29' 1.68" N, 84° 37' 53.76" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13041 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley MI 49715, US
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