Chief Pontiac's siege of Detroit

La Riviere du Detroit: The Bellin Atlas map of the Detroit River with inset “Plan du Fort du Detroit.” On  June 14,  1671, the Sieur de St. Lusson (in the presence of three Jesuits, 16 lay Frenchmen and several hundred Indians) took possession for France of “Lake Superior, Lake Huron and all contiguous countries, streams, … Continue Reading →

The race between two centuries

Boatmen in Detroit were convinced the Tashmoo, the first lakes steamer built in 1900 and flagship of Detroit’s White Star Line, was the fastest boat on the lakes. One thing is certain. There never will be another race like it. Navigation men, to this day, hail the 1901 event as the high point of the … Continue Reading →