On Saturday I decided to head over to the west side of the state in order to catch two ships. One was going into St. Joseph and the other was going into Grand Haven a little later. The one going into St. Joseph was one I wanted to catch anyway.
Normally when I mention Pere Marquette, I refer to either the gate guardian in Grand Haven or the 1225, but not in this case.
The Pere Marquette is named after the railroad which in turn was named after Father Jacque Marquette who was an early explorer and missionary who founded Sault Ste Marie and St. Ignace (among other things).