Copper Harbor MI
15624 East Gate Copper Harbor, MI 49918
MICHIGAN WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE WHERE US-41 ENDS!! This beautiful waterfront home is located within the Norland Copper Harbor Sun and Beach Club, in Grant Township at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Keweenaw County, the northernmost county in Michigan. In the 1950's the Judson P. North family were successful industrialists, but they had a deep feeling for the earth. They discovered the Keweenaw area - one of the last remaining frontiers in America, with its extraordinary beauty - the pine scented forests, mountain trails, lake and stream fishing, and all the outdoor recreational possibilities. A family son, Mortimer S. North, developed a natural vacation playground called the Norland Copper Harbor Sun and Beach Club - which became famed as a place for Americans to come and build their cottages and enjoy nature. The Historic county is the smallest in population, but the largest in the State by total area (including waters of Lake Superior). The county comprises the upper (northeastern) half of the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, the thumb of Northern Michigan that sticks out into Lake Superior. Isle Royale, a National Park which has no year-round inhabitants became part of Keweenaw County in 1897. The county also includes the waters of Lake Superior between the two, extending to the state's water borders with Ontario and Minnesota. A total of 5,966 square miles, of which 540 square miles is land and 5,426 square miles is water - Of all counties in the United States, Keweenaw County has the highest proportion of water area to total area. The property offered for sale has 400-Feet of frontage on beautiful Lake Fanny Hooe near Copper Harbor. 70% of the shoreline of this lake is part of Fort Wilkins State Park, and less than a dozen homes can ever be built on the remaining shoreline lots. The lake view from the home will never change! This is a designated trout lake which is 230-Acres in size and has depths of up to 40-Feet. Fish species present include trout and walleyes. The lake was named for Lucy Frances Fitzhugh (Fannie) Hooe, the sister of Richardetta Hooe Ruggles, who was the wife of Maine native Lieutenant Daniel Ruggles, West Point graduate and Mexican War hero - who served at Fort Wilkins. Lieutenant Ruggles left the U.S. Army on the eve of the Civil War to become a major general of the Confederacy. He had several patents, including one for precipitating rain-falls, and is credited with the development of the early principals of telegraphy. Other lakes in the county include the largest lake, Gratiot Lake at 1,438 acres, located at the base of the county's two highest peaks: Mt. Horace Greeley at 1,550 feet and Mt. Gratiot at 1,490 feet -- Lac La Belle near Bete Grise Bay, Lake Medora, Lake Bailey at the base of Mt. Lookout, and Schlatter Lake at the tip of the peninsula. The geological formations in this county are among the earths oldest, and for thousands of years an ancient, unknown people... Continued In Addendum
Remarks Continued: mined the rich copper deposits here. The U.S. Government purchased the peninsula from the Chippewa (Ojibwa) in the Treaty of LaPointe in 1842. The government opened a Mineral Agency at Copper Harbor in 1843, and built Fort Wilkins the next year. By 1845 mining was in progress at Copper Harbor, Eagle River, and Eagle Harbor. By 1846 almost 1,000 mining permits had been issued. This early copper rush was over by 1847, and by the 1870s shipping around the point declined because of the opening of the Portage Lake Ship Canal further south between Houghton and Hancock. Today several of the former mining sites are popular tourist attractions. Fort Wilkins is just down the road from the property being offered for sale. It was named for William Wilkins, Secretary of War under President John Tyler. The U.S. Government built the fort in 1844 and intended to help with local law enforcement and to keep the peace... For Additional Information See The Associated Documents
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