“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
1. Lake Michigan Marker
Inscription. This lake, the sixth largest in the world, was discovered in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, who explored this north shore to Green Bay but found no Orientals as the French in Quebec had hoped he would. The general size and outline of the lake was established in the 1670ís by Marquette and Jolliet. They named it Lake Michigan. Its elongated shape was an obstacle to transcontinental expansion, but its water soon proved a real boon to commerce.
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 45° 53.052′ N, 84° 50.154′ W. Marker is near St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 2 0.2 miles east of Cheeseman Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at Roadside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Ignace (approx. 5.5 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 6 miles away); Mackinac Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fort Michilimackinac
View of Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
2. View of Lake Michigan
(approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Island-Hopping the Straits (approx. 8.8 miles away); British Landing (approx. 9.2 miles away); Old Mill Creek (approx. 12.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Ignace.
Also see . . .  Great Lakes Circle Tour. (Submitted on December 30, 2007.)
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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