NEW PRICE! 1,000 feet of frontage, 500 feet on Lake Superior and 500 feet on a 137-acre Huron Mountain Lake. There is 6.1 acres, more including the beaches. This home has been featured on the cover of Log Home Living. It has 3,534 square feet living space plus a finished 1,767 SF basement, 5,300 SF in all with 5 bedrooms including two master bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths (two are Master Bathrooms), and 4 fireplaces. It offers easy year round access just 14 miles from Marquette. The Saux Head Point Association includes an adjacent 640-acre of forest with a mile of undeveloped Lake Superior beach, all of which is jointly owned and shared by this property and 16 others.
The Marquette area was first settled by Ojibwa Indians who came into contact with french explorer and Jesuit missionary in 1669. Although the area had been officially “discovered” by the French, and the harbor was used for rest, fishing, and transport for both the French voyagers and the Ojibwa, it was not until the discovery of iron ore in the mid 1800s that the are was settled.
In 1849 iron ore was discovered in the area, and the Marquette Iron Company promptly founded the village of Iron Bay on September 14, 1849, to provide settlement opportunities for workers. The village was later renamed New Worcester. A second mining company came to the area in the form of the Cleveland-Cliffs Company. The Cleveland-Cliffs Company outlasted the Marquette Iron Company and renamed the town Marquette. The village was platted in 1854, incorporated as a village in 1859 and as a city in 1871. The city of Marquette began as a shipping port for hematite ores and to this day continues to serve as a port for enriched iron pellets from nearby mines.
In 1899 Northern Normal School, a teacher’s college, was founded in Marquette. The college is now know as Northern Michigan University. During the Cold War the Marquette area was home to the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base which was host to B-52H bombers and KC-135 tankers of the strategic air command. The base was closed in September of 1995 and now serves as the area’s airport.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Marquette, the largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is known for its charm, natural beauty, easy access to the beautiful outdoors, strong sense of community and much more. The city has been designated as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities,” one of Michigan’s “Cool Cities,” and is a receipt of the “All-American City” award. It is also home to Northern Michigan University and one of two Olympic Training Centers in the United States.
Nearby recreation includes: hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, ice-climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, beach walking, hunting and fishing, moose watching, golfing, touring nearby waterfalls and lighthouses, and much more.
City of Marquette
Wikipedia – Marquette
Map & Driving Directions to Marquette, MI from Google Maps
Sawyer International Airport (Marquette, Central U.P.)
Chippewa County International Airport (Sault Ste. Marie, Eastern U.P.)
Ford Airport (Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Western U.P.)
May is a favorite time of the year for me in the U.P. and if you missed it this year you should put it on your calendar for next year! I’ve been a little slow in editing my flower photos so these postings are not as timely as I’d like, but still I think definitely worth passing on. As you can see, trillium covered the forest floor this year as far as I could see.
Historian Fred C. Rydholm wrote a brief history of Marquette, Michigan that begins:
It was the Noque band of Chippewa Indians that lived along the shore of Marquette County for hundreds of years. The Jesuit Father Marquette, namesake of the city, passed along these shores for times between 1668 and 1671. He reported the Noquets to be less than 150 souls. Indian legend says that Marquette’s favorite camping spot was at Lighthouse Point near Marquette’s Lower Harbor.
UP Health System – Marquette Regional medical center; a modern, well run facility opened in 2019, with over 200 doctors.
Northern Michigan University in Marquette is a four-year, public, coeducational university which offers over 170 degree programs to about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.