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Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinaw City, Michigan
County of Emmet.
Terninus of Route 1
National Register Number: 66000395
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MI-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park: http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/fortmich.html.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/fortmich.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Erected by the French in their attempt to control the important Straits of Mackinac, the fort was abandoned during the French and Indian War and subsequently occupied by the British. It was the only garrisoned British outpost on the Great Lakes during the American Revolution, but ultimately was also abandoned by the British in 1781.

There are no threats to the landmark.

Archeological work continued, completing its 49th season. Routine repairs at reconstructed fort were completed.

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