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Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac is a former American military outpost garrisoned from the late 18th century to the late 19th century near Michilimackinac, Michigan, on Mackinac Island. The British built the fort during the American Revolutionary War to control the strategic Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron (and by extension the fur trade on the Great Lakes) and did not relinquish it until fifteen years after American independence. It later became the scene of two strategic battles for control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. During most of the 19th century, it served as an outpost of the United States Army. Closed in 1895, the fort is now a museum on the grounds of Mackinac Island State Park.

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Emmet County, Michigan - History
... The French established Fort Michilimackinac in about 1715 ... The British took the fort in 1761 and continued to use it as a trading post ... In 1763, Ojibwe Indians took the fort as a part of Pontiac's Rebellion and held it for a year before the British retook it ...
Timeline Of The War Of 1812 - 1812 - 1814
... Louis for Prairie du Chien 1814 May 6 Raid on Fort Oswego 1814 May 14 Skirmish at Otter Creek 1814 May 18 Lieutenant Colonel Robert McDouall relieves Fort Mackinac 1814 May 29 ... Battle of Lundy's Lane 1814 Jul 26 Sinclair's squadron arrives off Mackinac Island 1814 Aug 1 Schooner Nancy warned of Fort Mackinac blockade 1814 Aug 2 Siege ... Beekmantown 1814 Sep 6 Battle of Credit Island 1814 Sep 8 Fort Johnson built, abandoned one month later 1814 Sep 9 Capture of Fort O'Brian 1814 Sep 11 Battle of Plattsburgh ...
British Landing - History
... As the war began, Fort Mackinac, located at the northwestern end of Lake Huron, was a strategic strongpoint that dominated the Upper Great Lakes ... Adjacent to the fort, a trading post for furs was a key supply point for Euro-American-Native American commerce and exchange ... military intelligence failed to communicate to Fort Mackinac the news that war had broken out, the British military command in Upper Canada was not idle ...
Marquette Park (Mackinac Island) - History
... When Fort Mackinac was built in a commanding location on a bluff above Mackinac Island's harbor in 1780-1781, the relatively flat plateau between the bluff and shoreline was set aside for the ... During the 1800s, the Fort's men used the area as a vegetable garden, growing potatoes and other foodstuffs there to supplement their rations ... Army ceased to use Fort Mackinac in 1895, the plateau area was redundant ...
Fort Mackinac - Decommissioning - Extant Buildings
... Held any and all equipment needed by the soldiers during the Fort's history ... and West Blockhouses Stone towers built by the first Americans garrisoning Fort Mackinac standing like restless sentinels, watching over the three main palisades of Fort Mackinac ...

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