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Escanaba in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Bay de Noc

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, June 9, 2019
1. Little Bay de Noc Marker
Inscription.  The Noquet (or Noc) Indians, who once lived along these shores, gave this bay its name. Here at Sand Point, in 1844, Douglass Houghton came with his party of government surveyors to chart the land to the north. In 1864 the first ore dock was built on the shore of this deep harbor, from which the ores of all three of Michigan's rich iron ranges have been shipped. Escanaba, which was incorporated in 1866, was one of the earliest lumbering centers in the Upper Peninsula. Sawmills were built here as early as 1836. Up the west shore of the bay, Gladstone was founded in 1887 by Senator W. D. Washburn to serve as a rail-lake terminal. Here, as at other points such as Ford River, Masonville, Rapid River, and Garth, the major source of income was timber products.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 147.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 44.746′ N, 87° 2.852′ W. Marker is in Escanaba, Michigan, in Delta County
Little Bay de Noc Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 9, 2019
2. Little Bay de Noc Marker
. 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 (a few steps from this marker); The Ore Pellet (a few steps from this marker); The Port - Today (a few steps from this marker); The Port - Early Years (a few steps from this marker); Iron Ore Centennial (a few steps from this marker); Before the Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Fishing the Bays de Noc (a few steps from this marker); Escanaba's Docks (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Escanaba.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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