The Native Legend of Presque Isle: "Sheltering Arm of the Great Spirit"

The Native Legend of Presque Isle: "Sheltering Arm of the Great Spirit" (HM270G)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.646', W 80° 3.741'

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It is said that Manitou, the Great Spirit, led his favorite children, the Erie tribe, to the shores of this great inland sea where they fished its waters, hunted, and tilled the field.

As the Eries ventured into the lake to find the place where the sun sank into the water, the spirits of the lake, angered at their boldness, caused a great storm to rise.

The Great Spirit, hearing the Eries' cries for help, stretched out his great left arm into the lake to protect his favorite children from the crashing waves. Behind this sheltering arm, the Eries paddled their canoes to safety.

Where the arm of the Great Spirit had lain in the lake, a great sand bar in the shape of an arm was formed to act for all ages as a shelter and harbor for the Great Spirit's favorite children, the Eries.
HM NumberHM270G
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Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 577478 N 4666201
Decimal Degrees42.14410000, -80.06235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.646', W 80° 3.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 38.76" N, 80° 3' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Lakefront Dr, Erie PA 16507, US
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