In Beautiful Presque Isle, Michigan

Phone:(989) 595-2970
Fax:(989) 595-2070
E-mail: lmtaylor@lake-shore-realty.com
7750 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI 49777

Kauffman Homestead

Kauffman Cabin

John Kauffman swam ashore here after the vessel on which he was traveling broke up on shoals off Presque Isle and sank in a fierce storm. The homestead is unusual in that the logs were "squared up" in order to give a closer fit and provide additional insulation during the winter months.

He built his homestead and began a business of providing timber and firewood for passing schooners and steamers. Some of the Kauffman decendants still are residents of Presque Isle and are a vital part of the local community, having donated the cabin and land for the Heritage Park. The homestead has a gift shop with souvenirs and crafts, open in the summer months, and is maintained by the Grand Lake Association.

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