Fort Michilimackinac

Fort Michilimackinac (HM2FD6)

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N 45° 47.263', W 84° 43.889'

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Around 1715 Constant Le Marchand de Lignery established Fort Michilimackinac for the French at the site of a Jesuit mission. During the next fifty years as France and Great Britain struggled for control of the fur trade in the Great Lakes region, the fort expanded as a trading settlement and a military post. Soon after hostilities of the French and Indian War ceased, the British took control of the fort in the fall of 1761. Two years later local Chippewa (Ojibwa), angered by British policies, captured the fort as part of Pontiac's Uprising. The British regained control in 1764. Between 1779 and 1781, during the American Revolution, the British built Fort Mackinac on nearby Mackinac Island and abandoned Fort Michilimackinac.
Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical CenterRegistered State Site No. 11, 2009This marker is the property of the State of Michigan
HM NumberHM2FD6
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
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Date Added Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 676325 N 5072964
Decimal Degrees45.78771667, -84.73148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 47.263', W 84° 43.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 47' 15.78" N, 84° 43' 53.34" W
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