This little wooden church stands on the northern side of Sugar Island. It was built for Bishop Frederic Baraga by Michael Payment in 1856. In 1845, Payment moved to Sugar Island and established a small settlement, known at the time as “Payment’s Landing” or “Payment Settlement.” Bishop Baraga was a frequent visitor to the settlement, and after purchasing lumber he asked payment to construct the church. It was used continuously until 1953 when it was closed. In 1982 it was reopened and used for annual masses to celebrate Bishop Baraga’s Birthday. The church is currently called Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church but it was originally called Church of Our Savior, Friend of Children.
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