It Happened in Presque Isle County

Some of Northeast Michigan’s most harrowing historical events happened right here in Presque Isle County.  A sunken ship devastated a small port town. A wildfire tore through the county, one of the most destructive in the state’s history. A prominent city leader was murdered…and no one really minded all that much.

These are just some of the stories and events that distinguish Presque Isle County, Michigan.

The Metz Fire of 1908

A village is destroyed when a wildfire breaks out on a windy, deadly day in October.

The Carl D. Bradley

The Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

A town devastated. Thirty-one lives lost at sea.

Molitor: Murdered

The sordid tale of the murder of Presque Isle County's "king."

Cedarville: Sunk on Impact

Struck mid-ship in the Straights of Mackinac.

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