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St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan State Ferry

Saint Ignace Terminal

— 1923-1932 —

 
 
Michigan State Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
1. Michigan State Ferry Marker
Inscription.  
Built and operated under the supervision of
Grover C. Dillman, State Highway Commissioner,
as a link of the State Highway System.

Ferry service first opened -1923- under the supervision of
Frank F. Rogers, State Highway Commissioner, 1913-1929.

Original terminal known as Chambers Dock purchased
1923. Reconstructed as present terminal 1932.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 45° 52.082′ N, 84° 43.429′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on North State Street (Business Interstate 75) north of East Truckey Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in a small grassy plaza on the north side of the highway, near the St. Ignace-Mackinac Ferry dock. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Ignace (here, next to this marker); Diving into History (within shouting distance of this marker); State Ferry Service (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Mooring Facilities (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); People and the Great Lakes (about 400 feet away); William H. Barnum (about 700 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 800 feet away); Mackinaw Boat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a rectangular, embossed metal tablet, mounted vertically at knee-level on a large white boulder.
 
Also see . . .  Michigan State Ferries. (From Michigan State Ferries by Les Bagley.) By the 1920s, growing automobile ownership, improved roads, and creative tourism promotion brought demands for better, cheaper, and more frequent service. In 1923, Michigan became the first state to operate a ferry as part of its highway department. The "Great White Fleet" began with just a tiny used boat and ended with a flotilla including the largest, most powerful ice-breaking ferry in the world. (Submitted on February 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Michigan State Ferry Marker (<i>wide view; looking south across North State Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2013
2. Michigan State Ferry Marker (wide view; looking south across North State Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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