Pier Cove

Pier Cove (HM1E8Q)

Location: Fennville, MI 49408 Allegan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.156', W 86° 13.599'

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Surveyed in 1839, the village of Pier Cove was once hailed as "the busiest port between St. Joseph and Muskegon." Before the Civil War, Pier Cove was a bustling community and a major point for lumber distribution, with ships departing daily carrying tanbark and cordwood to Chicago and Milwaukee. With the exhaustion of the lumber supply in the late 1860s, the fire of 1871 and the coming of the railroad, the sawmill was moved to Fennville, and Pier Cove's prosperity diminished. In the 1880s, however, fruit became a major shipping commodity. This site once overlooked the warehouse and two piers that revived the village's economy. In 1899 a freeze killed much of the local harvest and shipping at Pier Cove was reduced to passenger traffic. Commercial activity ceased in 1917.
HM NumberHM1E8Q
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1628
Year Placed1989
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 563456 N 4715124
Decimal Degrees42.58593333, -86.22665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.156', W 86° 13.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 9.36" N, 86° 13' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2290 Lakeshore Dr, Fennville MI 49408, US
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