St. Ignace

St. Ignace

Pere Marquette established in 1671 the Mission of St. Ignace. French troops soon after built Fort Buade. The state's second oldest white village guarded the Straits while serving as the most important French fur post in the northwest. By 1706 both the fort and mission where abandoned. Only in the 19th century did lumbering and fishing revive the town.
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Registered Site S0041
Erected 1957

Location: State Ferry Dock
St. Ignace, Mackinac County

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Latitude: 45.8676155, Longitude: -84.7226357

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