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Patrick Livingston narrating the Bob-Lo Island History Cruise

Join this fascinating tour around Bob-Lo Island — Detroit’s island playground of the 20th Century. Cruise participants will explore the critical role the island played in the lives of Native Americans and Canadians, French coureurs de bois, British military, Detroit’s upper class and the millions of people who escaped to Bob-Lo’s amusement park for a one-day holiday for nearly 100 years. Share island anecdotes and illustrations from Summer Dreams — The Story of Bob-Lo Island, recognized by the Library of Michigan as a Notable Book of 2009. Feel free to bring along your own Bob-Lo stories and souvenirs as we cruise back in time to the "Greatest Spot On Earth".

For more details: http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/sdc/bob-lo-island-history-cruise/

Sunday, August 13, 2017
6:00 PM
Lake Erie Metropark
32481 W Jefferson Ave
Brownstown Township MI


Summer Dreams

The Story of Bob-lo Island

Patrick Livingston

A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814333655