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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1670.
 
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
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.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Henry 1739 - 1834 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fog Signal Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Lighthouses of the Mackinac Straits (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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