Southwest of Marquette on US-41 near the intersection of M-94 is an old brick church that stands in Skandia Township. The Emanual Lutheran Church was built in front of the cemetery in 1904. The cemetery was created in 1892, for a burial plot for the stillborn son of Hjalmer Bahrman after the land was donated by Andrew Haglund.
Laid to rest in the cemetery is William Bakewell who was the only American crewmember of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance, which departed Buenos Aires on an expedition to cross Antarctica. After the ship became trapped in ice and sank he was stranded for months in the frozen wasteland with some of the crew. After being rescued he moved to Dukes Michigan in 1945 and died in 1969 and is buried in the cemetery behind the church. Bakewell Island, on the Antarctic coast, is named for him.
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