the 45th Parallel

Alpena, Michigan

Alpena Marsh

South of Alpena and north of Ossineke, the M-23 highway skirts a large sandy marsh on the edge of Lake Huron's Thunder Bay. At about the center of the marsh there is a plain highway sign on the east side of the road. The sign reads:

You are now crossing
the 45th Parallel

Halfway between the Equator
and North Pole

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