Loading 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.
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.