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Patrick Livingston narrating the Journey Through the Straits Downbound Cruise

Park your car at Riverside Marina in Detroit and board the E/V Clinton for a fantastic five-hour voyage from the upper reaches of the Detroit River to Lake Erie. As the Clinton travels in the wake of both the early Great Lakes voyageurs and present day sailors, we’ll explore the Straits of Detroit from several perspectives.

Our cruise begins just south of Peche Isle, the first island in the straits and the site of Chief Pontiac’s summer camp. We will pass by the old French ribbon farms, Cadillac’s landing, the Detroit Riverwalk and then under the Ambassador Bridge. Then we pass the J.W. Westcott mail boat and the old Bob-Lo boats on the way to the industrial heartland featuring impressive steel mills. Finally we enter the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, with its beautiful islands and abundant wildlife. We take a shuttle bus back to Riverside Marina where you pick up your car to complete your Journey Through the Straits!

For more details: http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/sdc/journey-through-the-straits-ii/

Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metropolitan Pkwy
Harrison Township MI


Eight Steamboats

Sailing Through the Sixties

Patrick Livingston
Foreword by Neal Shine

Recounting his sailing and land roving expeditions during the tumultuous 1960s, Patrick Livingston presents a series of tales centered on ships of the Great Lakes and the men who sail them.

Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331750

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