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

Lake Michigan

 
 
Lake Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
1. Lake Michigan Marker
Inscription. This lake, the sixth largest in the world, was discovered in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, who explored this north shore to Green Bay but found no Orientals as the French in Quebec had hoped he would. The general size and outline of the lake was established in the 1670ís by Marquette and Jolliet. They named it Lake Michigan. Its elongated shape was an obstacle to transcontinental expansion, but its water soon proved a real boon to commerce.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 53.052′ N, 84° 50.154′ W. Marker is near St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 2 0.2 miles east of Cheeseman Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at Roadside Park. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gros Cap and St. Helena Island (a few steps from this marker); Ottawa Indian Village (approx. 2 miles away); St. Ignace (approx. 5.5 miles away); Prentiss M. Brown, Michigan Lawyer, Mackinac Visionary
View of Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 8, 2006
2. View of Lake Michigan
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (approx. 5.8 miles away); South Tower Fog Bell (approx. 5.8 miles away); David B. Steinman (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Also see . . .  Great Lakes Circle Tour. (Submitted on December 30, 2007.)
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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