1958 - 1975The flagship of the Oglesbay-Norton fleet sailed for 6857 days on the Great Lakes carrying iron ore to feed the steel mills of Michigan and Ohio. She was built at the Great Lakes Engineering Works at River Rouge, Michigan- Nine miles west of here. When the keel of the Fitzgerald hit the water, she became the largest freighter to traverse the inland seas, 729 feet long and 75 feet wide.
|Placed By||Detroit Maritime Historical Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 336425 N 4688883|
|Decimal Degrees||42.33501667, -82.98553333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 20.101', W 82° 59.132'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 20' 6.06" N, 82° 59' 7.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-112 The Strand, Detroit MI 48207, US|
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