Fort Gratiot in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lake Huron Water Supply Project/Tunnel Explosion
Erected 2011 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2219.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.928′ N, 82° 28.201′ W. Marker is in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is on Park Road east of Michigan Highway 25, in the median. Touch for map. The marker is in Fort Gratiot County Park. The entrance to the park is about 0.1 mile east of M-25 on Metcalf Road. The park road is unnamed, but is a loop, with the marker about 0.3 miles into the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3325 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot MI 48059, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 1971 Water Tunnel Explosion Memorial (here, next to this marker); Seeing the Light (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Gratiot Light (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Storm (approx. 5.7 miles away); Learning from Lake Huron Sending a Signal (approx. 5.7 miles away); Keepers Duties (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Gratiot Light (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Remembering Those Who Died. Account of the tragedy from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Port Huron, MI Water Tunnel Explosion, Dec 1971. Report from the Benton Harbor newspaper, The News Palladium, that includes an interview with a former safety inspector on the tunnel project. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Disasters • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.