Ontonagon peeps... anyone else remember being told by their reassuring parents the bones they found on the beach near the Epidote St. dead end were just cows? Phew... oh wait.

Dead end is apropos. Ontos' first Catholic church and graveyard were riiiiight there. #Cemeteries
St. Patrick's in the Sand
And it had a graveyard! Ummm
Only visual representation I have found is in William Chalmers Covert 1914 novel "Glory of the Pines: A Tale of the Ontonagon."

Ebook: books.google.com/books?id=jpgiA…
His prose:

"The sand, swept by fierce northwest storms, ridged itself, like a shifting rampart, along the outer edge of the village, all of which was in view. It rose toward the eaves at the old church at the beach and lay so thick upon the little cemetery...
that the tops of the stones and wooden crosses barely appeared above it." (p.23)

Map/litho 1859/1855 collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collec…
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From "History of the Diocese of Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie..."

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