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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 decision to construct a colonial empire during this sector, the French �fleur-de-lis� was once changed by means of the British Union Jack in 1760 after which by means of the yankee �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 alternate, 3 significant industries�lumber, boatbuilding, and salt production�provided pioneers with the capacity to accumulate fortunes. by way 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 massive vessel used to be captured through Confederates in 1864 throughout the Civil struggle. The sector is additionally recognized for Gar Wood�s omit the United States boats and Chris Smith�s Chris-Craft boat company.

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