It might have been a tough game of Frisbee on Tuesday, given the windy conditions, but Marquette is now an official Frisbee Sanctuary. Marquette was named a Frisbee Sanctuary because of its efforts to develop disc sports into worldwide recreational activities.
The Marquette City Commission, and Wham-O, the maker of the Frisbee, have both given the city that title.
A disc golf course is under construction on Powder Mill Road in Marquette, overlooking the Dead River. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, the object of disc golf is to throw a disc into a basket.
The organizers have found sponsors for some of the holes, but they are looking for more.
The new course has 18 holes. A grand opening is planned for in June.
Two disc golf courses already exist in Marquette County: Chocolay Township and Ishpeming. Those courses have nine holes each.