Whiskey Island (Lake Michigan)

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Whiskey Island
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Whiskey Island is located in Michigan
Whiskey Island
Whiskey Island
Whiskey Island (Michigan)
Location Lake Michigan
Coordinates 45°48′40″N 85°36′40″W / 45.81111°N 85.61111°W / 45.81111; -85.61111Coordinates: 45°48′40″N 85°36′40″W / 45.81111°N 85.61111°W / 45.81111; -85.61111
Area 0.375 sq mi (0.97 km2)
State Michigan
County Charlevoix County
Township St. James Township
Population Uninhabited

Whiskey Island is an island in northern Lake Michigan, part of the Beaver Island archipelago. 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[1]

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. ^ Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (10th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2002.