British Landing Historical

British Landing Historical (HM1TGE)

Location: Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Mackinac County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 52.646', W 84° 38.705'

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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 overlooks 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.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission and Mackinac Island State Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 682747 N 5083126
Decimal Degrees45.87743333, -84.64508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 52.646', W 84° 38.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 52' 38.76" N, 84° 38' 42.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3525 Lake Shore Dr, Mackinac Island MI 49757, US
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