1852 : Marquette Iron Company Makes First Iron Ore Shipment to Eastern Smelters

July 7, 2018 all-day

On July 7, 1852, the Marquette Iron Company shipped six barrels of iron ore down the Great Lakes to New Castle, PA. The Upper-Peninsula ore was the first to reach the Lake Erie smelters via the Great Lakes.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day.

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