Historic Manistee, The Victorian Port CityFor the first 25 years after lumbermen settled in Manistee the river divided the community. People who later became prominent citizens spent their youth ferrying an occasional passenger across the river in canoes. After the Civil War, private enterprise came forth and built a toll bridge across the river on the section line which became Maple/Washington Street. This bridge was of wood and swung on a center pivot to allow schooners to pass up and down the river. Pedestrians were charged a nickel for crossing at a time when laborers earned eight cents an hour. This bridge burned in the Great Fire of October 8, 1871.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 553975 N 4899653|
|Decimal Degrees||44.24811667, -86.32395000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 14.887', W 86° 19.437'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 14' 53.22" N, 86° 19' 26.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-98 Washington St, Manistee MI 49660, US|
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