Fort Miami Historical Marker - St. Joseph, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 06.655 W 086° 28.939
16T E 542798 N 4662220
Quick Description: This historical marker sits along the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan near the corner of Lake Blvd and Ship/Port St in St. Joseph, MI.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:43:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM36FD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 120

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"Here in November, 1679, on the Miami River, as the St. Joseph was then called, La Salle, the French explorer, built a fort as a base for his western explorations. Here he awaited the Griffin, the upper lakes' first ship. When the ill-fated vessel did not come he made his way on foot to Canada through lower Michigan's uncharted wilderness. He returned in 1681 to prepare his great push down the Mississippi. A decade later the French built Fort St. Joseph, some 20 miles upriver near Niles."
Historical Date: 11/01/1679

Historical Name: La Salle

Description:
Here in November, 1679, on the Miami River, as the St. Joseph was then called, La Salle, the French explorer, built a fort as a base for his western explorations. Here he awaited the Griffin, the upper lakes' first ship. When the ill-fated vessel did not come he made his way on foot to Canada through lower Michigan's uncharted wilderness. He returned in 1681 to prepare his great push down the Mississippi. A decade later the French built Fort St. Joseph, some 20 miles upriver near Niles.


Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: 5

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