Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
21,355) is located along the southern shore of Lake Superior about 150 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Marquette is the home of Northern Michigan University and one of four
Olympic training centers in the United States. Marquette is also know for its beauty and all season
recreation. It's also a shipping port, supporting two active ore mines in the western third of the
county. Millions of tons of Hematite and Magnetite are processed and shipped through Marquette each
year. The controversial development of the Kennecott Eagle Minerals (Rio Tinto) underground nickel and
copper ore mine continues. This is a sulfide mining operation, and it's located on the Yellow Dog
Plains in northern Marquette county.
For more local information, visit WikipediA - Marquette or one of the additional links listed below.
City Government ~ County Government ~ County Travel ~ Downtown Marquette ~ Lake Superior Community Partnership
Marquette is the sister city of Kajaani, Finland, and Higashiomi (formerly Yokaichi), Japan.