Mackinac Straits Historical

Mackinac Straits Historical (HM1WM0)

Location: Saint Ignace, MI 49781 Mackinac County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 50.983', W 84° 43.333'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 46 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
Nicolet passed through the Straits in 1634 seeking a route to the Orient. Soon it became a crossroads where Indian, missionary, trapper, and soldier met. From the 1600's through the War of 1812 first Frenchman and Englishman, then Briton and American fought to control this strategic waterway. In 1679 the Griffin was the first sailing vessel to ply these waters. The railroad reached the Straits in 1882. Until the Mackinac Bridge was opened in 1957, ferries linked the north and south.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM1WM0
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Tags
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 676849 N 5079873
Decimal Degrees45.84971667, -84.72221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 50.983', W 84° 43.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 50' 58.98" N, 84° 43' 19.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-75, Saint Ignace MI 49781, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?