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Near St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

South Tower Fog Bell

 
 
South Tower Fog Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2017
1. South Tower Fog Bell Marker
Inscription. When the Mackinac Bridge was constructed, a bell was placed at the base of each tower to guide approaching vessels during poor visibility. In March of 1961, a fog horn was installed. The bells have been silent ever since. On April 24, 2002, the South Tower Fog Bell was removed from the bridge to be displayed at the Bridge View Park.
 
Erected 2002 by Mackinac Bridge Authority.
 
Location. 45° 50.821′ N, 84° 43.614′ W. Marker is near St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from Boulevard Drive. Touch for map. The marker can be seen from the parking lot in Bridge View Park, next to the observation building. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prentiss M. Brown, Michigan Lawyer, Mackinac Visionary (a few steps from this marker); Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (a few steps from this marker); David B. Steinman (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackinac Straits (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Ignace (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ottawa Indian Village
South Tower Fog Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2017
2. South Tower Fog Bell and Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mackinac Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Michigan's First Jewish Settler (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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