Escanaba in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Iron Ore Centennial
1864 - 1964
From this port, beginning in 1864
and ending with the Ore Centennial
Year 1964, more than 340,000,000
tons of iron ore were shipped.
The Chicago and North Western
Railway Company, iron ore-handlers
for 100 years, built the big dock
you see on the north shore.
Erected July 11, 1964 in
recognition of the North
Western Railway as Escanaba's
founder and contributor to
the nation's strength.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1964.
Location. 45° 44.745′ N, 87° 2.861′ W. Marker is in Escanaba, Michigan, in Delta County. Marker is on Ludington Street east of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in the park at the Ludington Street Municipal Docks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Ludington Street, Escanaba MI 49829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peninsula Railroad (here, next to this marker); The Ore Pellet (a few steps from this marker); Little Bay de NocBefore the Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Escanaba's Docks (a few steps from this marker); Escanaba (a few steps from this marker); The Port - Early Years (a few steps from this marker); The Port - Today (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Escanaba.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.