The St. Clair River connects Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair in the Great Lakes region in the United States. It is a sure and powerful body of water. Unassuming to most – It is also as critical. The river acts as the border between Canada and United States and a connecting artery for major shipping in the United States.
I often travelled to Harsens Island and the St. Clair River as a little kid and teenager to stay at a friends summer cottage. The experience of watching a huge lake freighter plow through the river a few hundred feet away is like few other.
On this October day, Linda and I are at the river and island once again visiting my brother Randy and his wife Stacie at their cottage. what a treat.
During the first 51 years of the 20th Century the residents of Detroit escaped the toils of daily life with a ferry ride to Tashmoo Park on Harsens Island. The Steamer Tashmoo provided daily round-trip service for the first 37. What a place it must have been.