Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Depot Transportation Museum
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 43° 3.904′ N, 86° 14.058′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Harbor Drive and Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Harbor Drive. Marker is located at the south end of the former Grand Trunk Depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Harbor Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Trunk Depot (a few steps from this marker); Akeley Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Model 5 Autoflag "Wig-Wag" Crossing Signal (approx. ¼ mile away); First Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Grand Trunk Depot, Grand Haven, Michigan
Also see . . . Grand Trunk Western Railroad (Wikipedia). Grand Trunk Western was one of three Michigan railroads, along with the Ann Arbor Railroad and Pere Marquette Railway, that operated separate railcar ferry service across Lake Michigan between Michigan and Wisconsin. Loading rail cars onto ships that had rails mounted to their decks, and ferrying the cars east and west across Lake Michigan, allowed railroads to bypass the congested rail interchanges in Chicago and move time-sensitive (Submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.