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Near Au Train in Alger County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Superior

 
 
Lake Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 11, 2005
1. Lake Superior Marker
Inscription. Le lac superieur the French called it, meaning only that geographically it lay above Lake Huron. In size, however, Lake Superior stands above all other fresh water lakes in the world. The intrepid Frenchman Brule discovered it around 1622. During the 1650's and 1660's French fur traders, such as Radisson and Groseilliers, and Jesuits, such as Fathers Allouez and Menard, explored this great inland sea. Within 250 years fur-laden canoes had given way to huge boats carrying ore and grain to the world.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0121.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 46° 26.271′ N, 86° 52.715′ W. Marker is near Au Train, Michigan, in Alger County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28 1.8 miles west of Maple Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at a roadside turnout along the Lake Superior shore. Marker is in this post office area: Au Train MI 49806, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Lake Superior at Michigan Markers. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Lake Superior Marker with Lake Superior in background image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Dahl, July 30, 2015
2. Lake Superior Marker with Lake Superior in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Kenneth Dahl of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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