Whiskey Island (Lake Michigan)

Coordinates: 45°48′40″N 85°36′40″W / 45.81111°N 85.61111°W / 45.81111; -85.61111
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Whiskey Island
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Whiskey Island is located in Michigan
Whiskey Island
Whiskey Island
Whiskey Island (Michigan)
LocationLake Michigan
Coordinates45°48′40″N 85°36′40″W / 45.81111°N 85.61111°W / 45.81111; -85.61111
Area0.375 sq mi (0.97 km2)
Highest elevation594 ft (181.1 m)
CountyCharlevoix County
TownshipSt. James Township

Whiskey Island is an island in northern Lake Michigan, part of the Beaver Island archipelago. [1] It is about ⅜ of a square mile (1.0 km2.) in size. Although unininhabited, it is politically part of St. James Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan[2]

The island is also called Whisky Island.

A shoal off the island was the site of the loss of the schooner Chandler J. Wells on 20 November 1884. She was carrying lumber from Manistique, Michigan to Buffalo, New York.


  1. ^ "Report for: Whiskey Island". USGNIS. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. ^ Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (10th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2002.