Commercial Fishing

Commercial Fishing (HM28UT)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.372', W 86° 16.504'

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Commercial fishing was part of South Haven's diverse maritime economy from the 1860s until the 1970s. In 1932, Christopher Jensen, a Danish immigrant, opened a commercial fishery on the Black River near the Dyckman Avenue Bridge.
The Jensen family ran a wholesale and retail fish business until 1988. The buildings used to store fishing nets and equipment were converted to marina facilities in the 1970s and 1980s, symbolizing how commercial fishing has been adapted for sport and recreational purposes.

Sponsored by the Elsie J.
Honors the memories of lifelong commercial fisherman
Chris Jensen & Son, Charles (Chuck) Jensen
HM NumberHM28UT
Placed ByThe Elsie J & Michigan Maritime Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559654 N 4695132
Decimal Degrees42.40620000, -86.27506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.372', W 86° 16.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 22.32" N, 86° 16' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 238 Black River St, South Haven MI 49090, US
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