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Installations

There are many military installations such as forts, bases, missile parks, shipbuilders and dockyards throughout the great lakes.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Fort Drummond, the Forgotten FortNiklas RomeroFort Drummond, the Forgotten Fort
    A Picture of the fort from James Hannay’s book( James Hannay. (1905). History of the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States of America) Fort Drummond was a ...
  • Project Sanguine and the ELF lines, Republic, MILuke DaavettilaProject Sanguine and the ELF lines, Republic, MI
    Project Sanguine was a top secret military project that was instilled during the cold war era. This project was put forth to communicate with submarines all over the world using ...
  • Helana Shot Tower 1832-1860Benjamin KrawczykHelana Shot Tower 1832-1860
    Image of One Part of The Drop Tower Where the Lead Fell Through
  • Fort Greene Ville, 1793Nathan BlumbergFort Greene Ville, 1793
    Fort Greene Ville was built in 1793 during the American Indian Wars in present day Greenville, Ohio. After General Anthony Wayne’s victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the ...
  • Chris-Craft’s WWII Efforts and its Unforesee…Everhett BilandChris-Craft's WWII Efforts and its Unforeseen Socioeconomic Impact
    LCVPs loaded on trucks in downtown Cadillac, MI (US Auto Industry WW2) Similar to the mass production of bombing planes and jeeps, boats, particularly landing craft, were an essential vehicle ...
  • Fort Wayne’s Contribution to Western Expansi…Todd WoloszykFort Wayne's Contribution to Western Expansion
    At the end of the Revolutionary War, Britain ceded its control of the northwest territory to the United States. Even though this control was under the treaty, British continued to ...
  • The Calumet Air Force StationAnders PalarzThe Calumet Air Force Station
    A hidden gem in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, Mount Horace Greeley has played host for decades of history through the Cold War and Communist Scare eras. The location became ...
  • British Fort St. Joseph (Ontario) and the War of 1…Nate CzarnotaBritish Fort St. Joseph (Ontario) and the War of 1812
    The British establishment of Fort St. Joseph, built along the St. Mary’s River on St. Joseph Island was used to strategically take the American establishment of Fort Mackinac in the ...
  • Project SanguineGrant CooperProject Sanguine
    In the 1960s the US Navy devised a plan to create a way to communicate with deep-sea submarines anywhere in the world. To create this world’s largest radio antenna, 41 ...
  • WWII Glider Museumclzent
    After WWI, the Treaty of Versailles restricted Germany on the production on many weapons vehicles and planes.  Due to this, Germany decided to start a glider program that fell within ...
  • Old Fort Erie and The Fenian RaidsDrew GriffinOld Fort Erie and The Fenian Raids
    Fort Erie (Wikimedia) Fort Erie is often an overlooked fort in the Canadian-Niagara area, and it is important to share how crucial Fort Erie is too Canadian History. The last invasion ...
  • K.I. Sawyer: Purpose and Aircraft Maintenance Rout…Matt KuhnK.I. Sawyer: Purpose and Aircraft Maintenance Routine
    The old K.I. Sawyer Welcome Sign(from K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum) K.I. Sawyer was a U.S. Air force base, so it was reliant on the maintenance crews that kept it running. ...
  • The History of the Calumet Air Force StationLogan MikesellThe History of the Calumet Air Force Station
    1. Introduction Bird Eye view of the Calumet Air Force Station in 2005. (Pasty) The Calumet Air Force Station (CAFS) is a closed air force radar station located in the Keweenaw ...
  • Grand Army of the Republic Building, DetroitKelton CzyzioGrand Army of the Republic Building, Detroit
    Grand Army of the Republic Building(From Detroithistorical.org) Constructed in 1899, the Grand Army of the Republic Building in Detroit Michigan commemorates the heroes who fought in the United States of America’s ...
  • Founding Fort William 1801Thomas IngramFounding Fort William 1801
    Fort William, built near the mouth of the Kaministiquia River, on played a key role in the history of commerce on the Great Lakes. Supporting the British, and earlier French, ...