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'

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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.
HM NumberHM1WM0
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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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
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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
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