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Mound City in Pulaski County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Marine Ways

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, January 27, 2017
1. The Marine Ways Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War the naval depot of the western river fleet was located at Mound City. Here the keels of three of the famous Eads ironclad gunboats were laid, and a large force of workmen were employed to keep the fleet in fighting trim. The Marine Ways, still in operation, are 400 yards south of here.
 
Erected 1935 by The State of Illinois (later the Illinois State Historical Society).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.02′ N, 89° 10.017′ W. Marker is in Mound City, Illinois, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street (Illinois Route 37) and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517 Walnut Street, Mound City IL 62963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Fire Bell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Military Hospital
The Marine Ways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 27, 2017
2. The Marine Ways Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); America's Medal Of Honor Memorial Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Navy Seabees Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mound City National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cairo, Illinois (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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