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Ferry Boat "Pleasure"

The post Monday about the Ferry Dock, reminded me of this photo that was posted a long time ago, to the first version of the website, long before it was in today’s Blog format. The Pleasure was built in 1894, and worked for the Detroit & Windsor Ferry Company. As you can see in this photo, the boat was the setting for this photo from 1911 for the National Editorial Association…
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Calendar Giveaway

Seeing as the holiday season is fast approaching upon us, here’s a gift from me to you. I have one copy of the excellent 2010 Detroit Historical Calendar that I’m going to be giving away to one lucky reader. To enter into the draw, all you have to do is leave a…
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2010 Detroit Historical Photograph Calendar

Greetings local history fans, once again this year our friend and northern neighbour Robert K. has put together the 4th annual Detroit Historical Calendar. This is a great item for any fan of local area history. I have personally bought and enjoyed this calendar over the…

Detroit Calendar & Antique Sale

A few odds and ends heading into the weekend. -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- Our good friend Rob over at, once again has the Detroit…
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You know that summer has truly arrived in Windsor and Detroit when the fireworks shoot off. Originally planned to coincide with the International Freedom Festival, this was the 50th annual installment of the local celebration. Although the IFF has gone the way of the dodo bird, killed off by Windsor City Council a few years back, the fireworks live on, although this year on a Monday as opposed to…
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Cadillaqua - 1912

We’re looking across the river today to feature the huge festival that took place in 1912 for Detroit’s 211th birthday – The Cadillaqua festival. The festival was so big that articles about it appeared in the New York Times. This one ran June 23…