Shipbuilding (HM28VD)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.29', W 86° 16.679'

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Between 1866 and 1902, more than 50 wooden ships were built at shipyards along the banks of the Black River. The construction of these ships was financed by the ship owners, local merchants, groups of shareholders, and small shipping companies. Shipyards employed carpenters, joiners, caulkers, mast makers, riggers and other skilled workers.

Shipbuilding declined during the early 1900s, as South Haven's economy increasingly catered to the resort industry. Although today's recreational boats are largely constructed out of fiberglass, the tradition of small wooden boatbuilding continues in South Haven.
Sponsored by South Haven Municipal Marina
HM NumberHM28VD
Placed BySouth Haven Municipal Marina & Michigan Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559415 N 4694978
Decimal Degrees42.40483333, -86.27798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.29', W 86° 16.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 17.4" N, 86° 16' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 Black River St, South Haven MI 49090, US
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