Mackinaw City in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan State Ferry System / Michigan State Car Ferries
Registered State Site No. 670,
Property of the state of Michigan • 2001
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S670.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 45° 46.632′ N, 84° 43.535′ W. Marker is in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker can be reached from South Huron Avenue north of Wendell Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located east of South Huron Avenue along the right (south) side of the driveway as you enter the Straits State Harbor Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City MI 49701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auto Ferries (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ice Harvesting (about 400 feet away); Edgar Conkling 1812-1881 (about 500 feet away); The Meneely Bell (about 600 feet away); Commercial Fishing (about 700 feet away); Breaking the ice (about 800 feet away); North Central Trail (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
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1. St. Ignace "Tidbits of History". Michigan was the first state to establish a state car ferry system. By late 1923, little Ariel was shuttling automobiles from St. Ignace’s State Dock (now Arnold Transit’s dock) across the Straits of Mackinac to the State Dock in Mackinaw City. Over the course of the 34-year (1923-1957) lifespan of the Michigan State Car Ferry System, there were eight ferries: Ariel, Sainte Ignace, Mackinaw City, The Straits of Mackinac, City of Cheboygan, City of Munising, City of Petoskey, and Vacationland. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History of the Michigan State Ferries. In 34 years of service, (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 176 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.