Mariners’ Church

Old Mariners' Church

Detroit’s Mariners’ Church helped sailors, guided escaped slaves to freedom

In the years before the Emancipation Proclamation, a wagon full of what looked to be free black laborers would on occasion pull up to Mariners’ Church at its old location on Woodward Avenue close to the Detroit River. The group would dismount and start carrying goods back and forth from the wagon into the church … Continue Reading →