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Port Sanilac in Sanilac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Anchor

From the wreck of the sailing ship Col. A.B. Williams

 
 
Col. A.B. Williams Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 19, 2015
1. Col. A.B. Williams Anchor Marker
Inscription. The Williams was lost in 1863 while carrying a cargo of coal. One of the earliest shipwrecks in the area, she lies in 84 feet of water. The wreck was discovered in 1957 when a commercial fisherman's nets became entangled on an obstruction in the lake. This anchor was removed three years later.
 
Erected by Sanilac County Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 25.481′ N, 82° 32.603′ W. Marker is in Port Sanilac, Michigan, in Sanilac County. Marker can be reached from South Ridge Street (State Highway 25) half a mile south of Main Street (State Highway 46). Touch for map. This marker is in front of the Loop-Harrison House on the grounds of the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 South Ridge Street, Port Sanilac MI 48469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loop-Harrison House (within shouting distance of this marker); Platt's General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic and Town Hall (approx. half a mile away); The Great Storm of 1913
Col. A.B. Williams Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 19, 2015
2. Col. A.B. Williams Anchor and Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Patrick J. Tierney (approx. 10.8 miles away); Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple (approx. 10.8 miles away); Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Sanilac.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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