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St. Joseph in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Joseph Maritime Heritage

 
 
St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
1. St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Marker
Inscription. Two historic waterways, Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River, meet here. Opportunities for maritime trade, transportation, industry and recreation led to the founding of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Explore the Maritime Heritage Trail and discover how these waters have shaped the "Twin Cities."

The Maritime Heritage Trail is a collaboration of the City of St. Joseph, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, and the Public History Program at Western Michigan University.

Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Management Program, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.
 
Erected by City of St. Joseph, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, and the Public History Program at Western Michigan University.
 
Location. 42° 6.701′ N, 86° 28.801′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on Water Street east of State Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MI 49085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
St. Joseph Maritime Heritage and<br>Shipbuilding in the Twin Cities Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
2. St. Joseph Maritime Heritage and
Shipbuilding in the Twin Cities Markers
Shipbuilding in the Twin Cities (a few steps from this marker); Boatbuilding Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreational Boating (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Shipping (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Lighthouse Supply Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph River Swing Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Firemen (about 500 feet away); Creating a Harbor (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
More about this marker. The marker is an introductory sign to 12 interpretive signs along the St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Trail.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are the markers of the St. Joseph Maritime Heritage Trail. To study the markers in their order along the trail, read each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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