Mackinaw City Historical PathwayJohn Askin arrived in America in 1758 at the age of 20. Upon arrival, he joined the British army and was stationed at Albany, in the New York colony. There he began a lucrative trading business in the Great Lakes region. Askin arrived at Fort Michilimackinac in 1764 and was appointed commisary for the military post. He took advantage of this position as a supplier to both private and government economies, and his wealth grew. By the 1770s, Askin was able to finance several merchant ships which served settlements throughout the western Great Lakes.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 676299 N 5072298|
|Decimal Degrees||45.78173333, -84.73206667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 46.904', W 84° 43.924'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 46' 54.24" N, 84° 43' 55.44" W|
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