Shipbuilding Traditions Historical

Shipbuilding Traditions Historical (HM1VDM)

Location: Detroit, MI 48209 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 18.298', W 83° 8.573'

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Along the Rouge River

Long before cars were built along the lower Rouge River
in Dearborn, the site was home to shipbuilding. Early 1700s French settlers established a small shipyard on the Rouge River at Baby Creek. The British later used the same site to build armed vessels to patrol the Great Lakes. Henry Ford continued the tradition when he built his Eagle-class anti-submarine patrol boats here at the new Rouge Plant during World War I. Ford dedicated land for a U.S. Navy Mechanics Training Center here before World War II.

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The lower Rouge River is still used for water transport of raw materials to the Ford Rouge Plant.
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HM NumberHM1VDM
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 323377 N 4685860
Decimal Degrees42.30496667, -83.14288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.298', W 83° 8.573'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 17.88" N, 83° 8' 34.38" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9200 Vernor Hwy, Detroit MI 48209, US
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