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

A ship built of rocks as a WPA Project, it looks far more interesting than the original 1862 naval sloop that it's meant to honor.

58874 US Hwy 41, Kearsarge, MI
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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