This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut Map of a portion of The St. Joseph River near Berrien Springs Michigan with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- The St. Joseph River (known locally as the St. Joe) is approximately 206 miles long, in southern Michigan and northern Indiana. It was enormously important to Native Americans and greatly aided in colonial exploration and settlement as a canoe route between Lake Michigan and the watershed of the Mississippi River.
Interesting factoid: On April 11, 1893, a Lake Michigan seiche (a phenomenon similar to an ocean tsunami) pushed a wall of water, 3 to 5 feet high, up the river at St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. This raised the level of the river by 4 to 5 feet. The cause of the seiche was unknown, but has been attributed to a sudden squall or change in atmospheric pressure. (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
Image in listing shown in Driftwood stained frame per customer request.
This map can be personalized (at no additional charge) with up to two lines of engraving. Leave notes during checkout and we will email a graphic proof to you for approval prior to production. Example:
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