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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 Fort Niklas 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 ...
  • Brown Deer Nike Missile Base Steven WaltonBrown Deer Nike Missile Base This paragraph explains things as an introduction and would have more to say if I was actually researching the topic. But if you are interested, this would be about ...
  • Fort Greene Ville, 1793 ntblumbeFort Greene Ville, 1793 Fort Greene Ville, 1793(from touringohio.com) 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 ...
  • Chris-Crafts WWII Efforts and its Unforeseen Socio… ewbilandChris-Crafts 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… tjwoloszFort 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 Station Anders 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 ...
  • The British establishment of Fort St. Joseph and t… Nate CzarnotaThe British establishment of Fort St. Joseph and the impact on the War of 1812 https://twitter.com/clementslibrary/status/832221791187767298 This image of Fort St. Joseph, painted before the beginning of the War of 1812, illustrates how small the establishment was and the trading that occurred with Native Americans (University ...
  • Project Sanguine gecooper gecooperProject Sanguine gecooper In the 1960’s 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 ...
  • Old Fort Erie – The Fenian Raids dagriffiOld Fort Erie - The Fenian Raids Fort Erie 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 of ...
  • K.I. Sawyer: Purpose and Aircraft Maintenance Rout… mrkuhnK.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 Station Logan 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 Kelton CzyzioGrand Army of the Republic Building 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 1801 Thomas IngramFounding Fort William 1801 Fort William, built on the mouth of Kaministiquia River, on played a key role in the history of commerce on the Great Lakes. Supporting the British, and earlier French, fur ...
  • Keweenaw Research Center Jacob PalmreuterKeweenaw Research Center The Keweenaw Research Center was founded in 1953 as the Keweenaw Field Station. Since then it has served as a testing grounds for U.S. military vehicles and modifications to ensure ...
  • Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Cayman SchefskyFort St. Joseph Archaeology Rock sign outside Fort St. Joseph(from Wikipedia)                 Archaeology is a useful tool for researching the past. Archaeological dig can uncover hidden things about the past, resulting in changes in our ...