Mackinaw City in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mackinaw City Railroad Dock / USCG Cutter Mackinaw WAGB 83
Registered State Site No. 707 & No. 708, 2008
This marker is the property of the state of Michigan.
Erected 2008 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S707, S708.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 45° 46.776′ N, 84° 43.542′ W. Marker is in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker is on South Huron Avenue south of Mackinaw Crossings Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is beside the walkway on the east side Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 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. British Colonial Shipbuilding Yard, 1761 - 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Ferries (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Fishing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meneely Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edgar Conkling 1812-1881 (about 400 feet away); Ice Harvesting (about 500 feet away); Mackinaw's Civil War Cannons (about 500 feet away); The Algomah (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Mackinaw City Railroad Dock. The railroad car ferry dock at Mackinaw City was used for car ferry ships between Mackinaw and St. Ignace, MI in the Upper Peninsula. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83) (Wikipedia). USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WAGB-83) is a 290-foot vessel specifically designed for ice breaking duties on the Great Lakes. Mackinaw’s design was based on the Wind class of Coast Guard icebreakers, but was built wider and longer so that her draft would be shallower. Because she was built specially for the Great Lakes — she was too wide to fit through the pre-1959 (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum. The United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw WAGB-83 is known as the “Queen of the Great Lakes” and “The Largest Icebreaker on the Great Lakes”. Decommissioned in 2006, she now resides at her namesake home of Mackinaw City, Michigan, and is open for public tours, educational tours, overnight encampments and group events. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) (Wikipedia). USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB-30) is a 240-foot vessel built in 2005 as a heavy icebreaker for operations on the North American Great Lakes for the United States Coast Guard. She replaced her namesake ship, the USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WAGB-83), which was decommissioned in 2006. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.