Weart Camp

Rock Harbor

Weart Cottage, 1935: Wolbrink [Sheet 024, Photo A], ISRO Archives.


riginally owned by Knuet Knuetson, this property in Snug Harbor was purchased by Peter C. Weart of Seattle, Washington. The main cottage was built in 1908 and additions to the original structure were completed by 1911. Mr. Weart passed away in 1927, leaving his property to his wife, Myrtle A. Weart. Ms. Weart favored the movement to establish Isle Royale as a National Park and sold outright. On November 18, 1938, the U.S. government acquired her property at a cost of $431.64. The main cottage, privy, and dock were removed following purchase.

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Are you related to this family? Would you be willing to share stories or photos associated with related events? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the Cultural Resource Manager at Isle Royale National Park. Or write to:

Isle Royale National Park
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896


  1. Newland, Dave. 2003. Executive Summary of the Weart Life Lease. Isle Royale National Park. Houghton, MI.