Unique International Tug Boat Race celebrates Detroit / Windsor maritime history

TUG BOATS – START YOUR ENGINES!  International Tug Boat Race set for June 23 The normally sedate Detroit River comes alive with roaring diesels and blaring air horns June 23 when tug boats of all sizes race for glory and trophies in the 36th annual International Tug Boat Race. The race begins at 1 p.m. … More Unique International Tug Boat Race celebrates Detroit / Windsor maritime history

2011 Metro-Detroit & SE Michigan History-related Event Calendar

2011 Metro Detroit / SE Michigan History Related Events and Things-To-Do compiled in part by Ronda Stiffler If you’d like to list your event, please email details to: k[underscore]risko[at]yahoo[dot]com Ongoing When: Through October 2, 2011 What: Exhibit Fashion & the Automobile Where: Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc. 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit Further information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-and-the-Automobile-An-Exhibit-in-10-Eras/203914872984602More 2011 Metro-Detroit & SE Michigan History-related Event Calendar

Embrace the wake! Detroit Windsor Tug Race celebrates river’s maritime heritage

The normally sedate Detroit River comes alive with roaring diesels and blaring air horns June 19, 2010 when tug boats of all sizes race for glory and trophies in the 32nd annual International Tug Boat Race. The race begins at 1 p.m. at the Ambassador Bridge and runs to the finish line off Windsor’s Dieppe … More Embrace the wake! Detroit Windsor Tug Race celebrates river’s maritime heritage

Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

History abounds at the corner of Detroit’s Woodward and Jefferson Avenue. Recently I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting pictures for my Civil War guide. I hadn’t been to Hart Plaza in years, but needed to visit this site for research. You see, a significant event occurred at the foot of Woodward during the Civil War. … More Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history