Kearsarge, Michigan: U.S.S. Kearsarge - Ship of Stones

A ship built of rocks as a WPA Project, it looks nothing like the original 1862 naval sloop it's meant to honor -- it looks much better!
Address:
58874 US Hwy 41, Kearsarge, MI
Directions:
On US Hwy 41 about two miles north of Calumet, on the right side of the road. About a half-mile north of Hut Inn restaurant on the right side of the road, before Smith Ave.
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USS Kearsage - Rock Ship

U.S.S. Kearsarge Veterans Memorial

This is a landmark along U.S. Highway 41 in the city of Kearsarge. It is a memorial to the 1862 naval ship, constructed as a WPA Project in the 1930s.

It looks nothing like the original naval sloop U.S.S. Kearsarge, in service from 1862-1894. From what I can find out, the city was named after the ship by a Calumet and Hecla mining employee who had served on her during the Civil War.

[Bill Bansemer, 07/11/2010]

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