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Ontonagon is a harbor town located at the mouth of the Upper Peninsula’s longest river and near the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The town is located just west of miles of beautiful sandy beach on Lake Superior. The harbor serves as an official harbor of refuge, and is the only safe Lake Superior port of any size between Eagle Harbor and Chequamengon Bay in Wisconsin.
The Ontonagon Chamber notes that Ontonagon County has a distinguished history of logging and mining and is the site of the first telephone system in Michigan. The oldest standing log home village in the United States is located at Old Victoria near the village of Rockland.