Butterfly Encounter - Saginaw Children's Zoo - Saginaw, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
N 43° 24.721 W 083° 57.122
17T E 260992 N 4810803
Quick Description: Leave it to Team Farkle 7 to find a Quonset Hut converted into a butterfly house.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2007 12:03:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM2MQX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member mcl143
Views: 94

Long Description:
Part of our day in Saginaw led us to the Children's Zoo (keeping a 4 year old from getting cranky while out waymarking). Once we were inside the zoo we came upon the
Butterfly Encounter.

It appears as if they cover the Quonset Hut's arched ribs with clear plastic when in season. We'll be back when the warmer weather returns.

How often do you get to see the skeleton of a Quonset Hut?

The ribs of the Quonset Hut were made by Stran Steel Co. They were two "U" shaped channels tack welded back to back forming an "I" beam. Because they were tack welded, the space in the middle of the two channels was where the corrugated sheet metal would nailed into place using double headed nails so that they could be removed when it was time to transport the Quonset Hut.

Entryway to prevent butterflies from escaping

Hut Type: Stran-Steel Quonset Hut

Is the Quonset Hut currently in use?: Yes

Physical Address:
1730 S Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI USA

Year of fabrication (if known): Not listed

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