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07/30/1851-The post office named Fort Wilkins was re-established.

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07/31/1913-The Ojibway post office is discontinued, mail sent to Mohawk

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08/01/1959-The status of the Eagle Harbor post office changes to a rural station of the Mohawk post office.

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08/05/1935-The gas vessel Eleanora runs ashore at Keweenaw Point

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08/06/1907-The Houghton County Street Railway Company moves their office from Hancock to Houghton

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08/07/1912-The steam ship James Gayleyhas a collison and wrecks south of Manitou Island

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08/10/1886-The package freighter Clyde ran aground on Saw Tooth reef but freed herself by dumping 400 barrels of flour.

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08/11/1877-The Range Lights at the Eagle Harbor Lighhouse were exhibited (illuminated) for the first time by keeper George Howard.

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08/12/1870-The schooner George W. Ford struck the reef at Eagle Harbor and was wrecked.

8/12/1870-The schooned George W. Ford ran aground on the rocks outside of Eagle Harbor

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08/14/1844-William Hays of Ohio ,OH applied for permit 325 for 3 miles square in the Keweenaw, T58N , R30W for the Northwest Company

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08/16/1876-A post office is established at Minong, Isle Royale

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08/17/1865-The side-wheeler Traveller catches fire after docking at Eagle Harbor and is destroyed

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08/18/1883-The Houghton and Rockland Railroad company incorporates but never runs

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08/19/1844-Hammond Whitney of Boston ,MA applied for permit 25 for 3 miles square near Keweenaw ,T58N , R30W for the Gratiot Company

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08/20/1873-The schooner Czar, carrying 600 kegs of powder for the mines, ran aground near Copper Harbor but the ship and it’s cargo were recovered.

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08/22/1878-The Conglomerate Bay post office was discontinued. It is later re-established as Rock Harbor and the mail sent to Island Mine.

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08/26/1894-The tug Valerie struck the reef near the Gratiot River while returning from Isle Royale with 45 sightseers; it was recovered and all survived.

8/26/1863-The steam ship Sunbeam capsizes and sinks well off of Eagle River – check

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08/28/1863-The side-wheeler Michigan suffers storm damage when blown completely over Sawtooh Reef off Eagle River

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08/31/1912-The post office at Delaware Mine was discontinued again and the mail sent to Phoenix

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09/01/1908-Ownership of The Houghton County Street Railway Company is conveyed to The Houghton County Traction Co.

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09/02/1902-The wooden steamer Iosco and her schooner barge tow Olive Jeanette were both lost in a fierce gale off of the Huron Islands killing all 26 crew.

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