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Eagle Harbor in Keweenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Riveted Bell Buoy

 
 
Riveted Bell Buoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
1. Riveted Bell Buoy Marker
Inscription.  Old style bell buoy minus the bell. Eight feet wide and thirteen feet tall. Approximately 50,000 pounds. Similar to the more modern bell buoy that can be seen about 300 yards offshore from the Maritime Museum. The bell buoy warns of dangerous conditions. Near Eagle Harbor, it warns of a rocky reef to be avoided.

The bell can be heard when foggy conditions occur to alert approaching vessels of the ever present danger. This buoy was donated to the Society by the U.S. Coast Guard and was transported to Eagle Harbor on the "Sundew" in August 1983. It took heavy equipment to place this buoy. The Society hopes to acquire a bell to make the display complete.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 47° 27.559′ N, 88° 9.586′ W. Marker is in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, in Keweenaw County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Road north of East North Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker and subject buoy are located near the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 670 Lighthouse Road, Mohawk MI 49950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Riveted Bell Buoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
2. Riveted Bell Buoy Marker
(marker visible just left of buoy)
are within walking distance of this marker. Iron-Stock Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Wood-Stock Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan DNR Marina (within shouting distance of this marker); Fog Signal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Harbor Entrance Channel and Range Lights (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Harbor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eagle Harbor General Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Harbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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