Marquette Ore Dock No. 6, Fifth to Lake Streets, Marquette, Marquette County, MI
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Fifth to Lake Streets, Marquette, MI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MI-45
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Significance: The Marquette Ore Dock complex is an excellent example of the final phase in the evolution of the iron ore pocket dock in American industry. It was near this site that the first pocket dock ever used in the iron ore trade was developed (1857) in Marquette. The dock and its approach are fine and intact examples of mid-20th century industrial technology. The dock is a model of construction efficiency having taken one year to complete this massive structure. Locally it is a monument to the important role played by Marquette and its ore docks to the development of the Great Lakes iron ore trade and the American steel industry.
Merritt-Chapman & Whitney Corporation
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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