By Gary R. Mitchell,Forest Lee Chaney

ISBN-10: 1467115231

ISBN-13: 9781467115230

ISBN-10: 1531698328

ISBN-13: 9781531698324

As early as 1615, Frenchmen settled alongside the St. Clair River within the zone referred to now as Algonac and Clay Township to alternate furs with local american citizens. regardless of Louis XIV�s selection to construct a colonial empire during this area, the French �fleur-de-lis� was once changed through the British Union Jack in 1760 after which by way of the yank �Stars and Stripes� in 1783, making it one of many few areas in Michigan to have flown the flags of 3 international locations. Following the decline of the fur exchange, 3 significant industries�lumber, boatbuilding, and salt production�provided pioneers with the ability to acquire fortunes. by means of the nineteenth century, Algonac and Clay Township had produced forty seven sailboats and 26 steamboats, together with the 221-ton steamer Philo Parsons in 1861; this huge vessel was once captured through Confederates in 1864 in the course of the Civil warfare. The quarter can also be well-known for Gar Wood�s pass over the US boats and Chris Smith�s Chris-Craft boat company.

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