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Mackinaw City in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crossroads of the Great Lakes

 
 
Crossroads of the Great Lakes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
1. Crossroads of the Great Lakes Marker
Inscription.  
Strategically located at the meeting of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, the Straits of Mackinac have been a Crossroads of the Great Lakes since 1670.

The Forts at Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace formed a "triangle of history," that has been crossed by Indians, Missionaries, Fur Traders, Soldiers, Ore Ships, Railroads, and Tourists countless times.
 
Location. 45° 47.243′ N, 84° 43.684′ W. Marker is in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Huron Avenue and Henry Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the east side of Alexander Henry Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 North 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. Shipwrecks in the Straits (here, next to this marker); Building Mighty Mac (within shouting distance of this marker); Graveyard of the Deep (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Henry Park Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Henry 1739 - 1834
Crossroads of the Great Lakes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2019
2. Crossroads of the Great Lakes Marker
Marker is at the right edge of the photo, in the bushes to the right of the large binoculars. The post can be seen extending up from the bushes, but only a small part of the back of the marker is visible.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marine & Weather Reporter (about 700 feet away); Anchors and their retrieval / Capstan for pulling up the anchor (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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