June 16, 2024
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Presque Isle Dock – Loading 250 Tons Of Iron Ore in Marquette Michigan

The Presque Isle Dock near Marquette Michigan

For over 110 years the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad dock have loaded over 500 million tons of ore. The pocket dock was built in 1912 and is 1,250 feet in length, 60 feet wide, and rises 75-feet above the shoreline.

Presque Isle Dock
Ore Dock in Marquette Michigan


The loading structure contains 200 pockets, each capable of holding 250 tons of ore. While not unloaded,  simultaneously the dock has a total capacity of 50,000 tons. If You Go Be sure to visit the nearby Presque Isle Park. With its beaches and small rocky cliffs, there are numerous opportunities for great picture taking when the lake is rough.


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Michaela is a history buff and loves to export historical markers and old buildings and seeks stories about Michigan and Great Lakes history. When she is not writing, you can find her with a good book sipping wine on the beach.

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