St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Heritage of Fishermen in this Area
Before the white man came, Native Indian tribes supplied their needs with fresh and dried fish from these lakes.
Later, others joined in the fishing business, many of them from the Scandinavian countries.
In the 1800's sailing ships transported hundreds of barrels of salted fish from nearby St. Helena Island to Chicago and Detroit.
In the early 1900's passenger ships stopped at St. Ignace and picked up fish for their guests. Daily trains also picked up tons of fish to deliver on their routes to New York.
Now in the 2000's commercial fishing is still carried on, mostly by Native American fishermen.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 51.949′ N, 84° 43.19′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on North State Street (Business Interstate 75) south of Spring Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker 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. State Ferries, 1923-1957 (within shouting distance of this marker); France at Mackinac (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Barnum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chief Dock Kiosk (about 700 feet away); Antique Railroad Bell (about 700 feet away); The Chief Dock (about 800 feet away); Mooring Facilities (approx. 0.2 miles away); People and the Great Lakes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
More about this marker. Marker is an embossed metal tablet, mounted at waist-level on a rock and masonry pedestal.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.