Welcome to MICHIPICOTEN ISLAND!
Welcome to this amazing cottage on MICHIPICOTEN ISLAND”
Michipicoten Island is in the Province of Ontario, Canada, in the northeastern part of Lake Superior, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) northwest of Sault Ste. Marie and 65 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Wawa, Ontario.
At its closest point to mainland Ontario, the island is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from land.
It falls within the boundaries of Thunder Bay District.
The third largest island in Lake Superior, Michipicoten Island is 27 kilometres (17 mi) long and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) wide at its widest point.
Michipicoten Island has plentiful wildlife (notably beaver and birds).
During the spring, summer, and fall, the island is inhabited or regularly visited by the owners of cottages located on a very small number of private holdings.
Here is what makes the island special:
*The majority of the island is designated as a Provincial Park. Over 364,000 acres of Park. The Park encompasses over 99 percent of the island. It is classified as a natural environment park.
* there is limited development on the island. The following properties are excluded from the park:
seven (7) cottage lots, one (1) commercial fishing camp, and
four (4) lighthouse reservations with Transport Canada;
three (3) separate groups of mining claims; and,
A commercial outpost camp is currently located on the shore of Michi Lake. The camp is accessed by Floatplane.
THAT’S IT FOR DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLAND
*The geography on the island is quite unique since a lot of the rock is volcanic in nature and most of it is over 470 million years old.
* explore the three sunken ships that are in Quebec Harbour along the south shore of the island.
We are excited to present you this unique property opportunity in Quebec Harbor on Michipicoten Island.
Quebec Harbour, previously known as Refuge Harbour, is well known as a place of refuge during long trips and rough lake conditions
The property size is 2.11 acres. A copy of the original subdivision survey is available.
This cottage compound is comprised of 4 buildings; the main cabin, a guest cabin, fuel storage building and workshop with solar storage area.
THE MAIN CABIN
20’ x 24’ has 12 volt lighting, 110 volt lighting run from an inverter when needed, microwave runs from a remote controlled generator, which charges the battery banks when it is running.
Built in marine radio with remote microphone and a radio telephone all running on 12 volt
Small propane freezer, propane fridge/freezer and a propane cookstove .
Hot and cold running water provided by a 110 volt piston pump which is run from an inverter fills a pressure tank.
All kitchen equipment: pots and pans, cutlery, plates, cups etc., and all bed linens, bed covers, towels etc., included.
Some personal platters and antiques not included.
THE GUEST CABIN
16’x17’ in size.
This was the original cabin on the property, and has been completely redone, a new metal roof was put on in 2015.
The original floor was sanded and refinished with 8 coats of clear poly, and the walls have been sealed, there is 12 volt lighting and receptacles for 110 volt generator power.
The original woodburning cookstove is still there along with a propane gas stove and a fridge /freezer.
The pitcher pump has been left in this cabin for the water supply.
There are two sets of bunks along with sleeping bags pillows and bed linens, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery make this cabin completely self contained.
There is a screened in porch and a closed in composting toilet for the ladies.
THE FUEL SHED
The fuel shed is a 10’x12’ building with an added extension on the back side which houses the on-demand propane heater for the shower and bathtub.
All the propane and gasoline stored in the shed is included in the sale, and at the present time there is approximately 700 lbs of propane and 80 U.S. gallons of gasoline.
A size of 10’x20’
There is a full workshop with a workbench and heavy duty vise, table saw and a multitude of hand tools, 2 Stihl chainsaws and a Stihl weed whip/brush cutter.
All tools are included.
The solar system runs on 6 solar panels and there are 40 1.5 volts Ni-Cad batteries, all input is controlled by a 35 amp solar controller and there is also a spare controller as backup.
There is a 12 volt 400 watt wind turbine to augment the solar panels.
There is a backup turbine and a third one for parts.
A 2800 watt 4 stroke generator provides backup power.
This feeds into a commercial battery charger which in turn also charges the battery bank any tine it is raining.
A 3500 watt inverter provides 110 volt power when needed.
There is a 1000watt backup inverter and a 3500 watt backup generator.
In the workshop there is a full size chest freezer which runs on 12 volt solar power and automatically switches to 110 volt when the generator is running.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS THAT COME WITH THE PROPERTY
There is a 16’ Naden fishing boat and a 14’ Tilbury steel boat.
Outboard motors are a 20HP 4 Stroke Yamaha
30HP 2 Stroke Johnson
10HP 2 Stroke Johnson
All are in excellent working condition.
Included are boat cushions, oars, fish finders, gps, batteries, seats etc.
As stated previously, rods, lures, nets and all relevant fishing gear is included.
The dock was built in 2005 and is a crib dock 135 feet long.
Last winter was really hard on the dock.
THE DOCK NEEDS quite a lot of REPAIR to keep it at 135 feet long.
It would probably be better to keep the dock at half the length with very minimal repairs and expense.
Perhaps even add a floating dock and then just bring it in every fall.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE!
A family would only need to bring clothes and food for an incredible vacation.
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL CREATE AND HAVE OVER THE YEARS?
So What Can You Do Here While Cottaging?
There are a variety of recreational opportunities in this remote wilderness environment.
Recreational opportunities while here include hiking, picnicking, nature viewing, canoeing and kayaking, camping, berry picking, sport fishing, beach combing, looking for agates and go sailing.
There are nice sand beaches in many locations along the Island coastline.
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