Railroad: Marquette City and Presque Isle Railway Company (E)


BuiltMarquette City & Presque Isle Ry. → Marquette City Railway Co.


Built: 1891.

Sold: 1925 - Marquette City Railway [CERA]

Reference: [MRRC]


Street car operations began in 1891 from Marquette to Presque Isle Park, a mile north of town on Lake Superior (near the current LS&I Presque Isle ore dock). This railroad also provided a substantial amount of freight businss for the LS&I and a chemical plant (Cliffs Dow). In 1925, this railroad was reorganized as the Marquette City Ry. Co.