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British Landing - Mackinac Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Cruiseologist
N 45° 52.645 W 084° 38.700
16T E 682753 N 5083125
Quick Description: Site of the British Landing to capture the island during the beginning of the War Of 1812.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2008 2:38:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZZT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 58

Long Description:
Here, during the night of July 16-17, 1812, a small force of British regulars and several hundred voyageurs and Indian allies from St. Joseph Island landed. They occupied a height that overlooked Fort Mackinac and demanded its surrender. Lt. Porter Hanks, commander of the American garrison of 57 soldiers, had not known that war had been declared. Realizing that resistance was hopeless and might provoke an Indian massacre, Hanks capitulated without a fight.
Historical Date: 07/16/1812

Description:
Here, during the night of July 16-17, 1812, a small force of British regulars and several hundred voyageurs and Indian allies from St. Joseph Island landed. They occupied a height that overlooked Fort Mackinac and demanded its surrender. Lt. Porter Hanks, commander of the American garrison of 57 soldiers, had not known that war had been declared. Realizing that resistance was hopeless and might provoke an Indian massacre, Hanks capitulated without a fight.


Registered Site #: 187

Historical Name: Not listed

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D/T ratings: Not listed

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