Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Detroit River


Related Topics

  
  Detroit River IWR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America.
The refuge includes islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shoreline.
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior.
www.fws.gov /midwest/DetroitRiver   (112 words)

  
  Detroit - MSN Encarta
Detroit, the largest city in the state, is one of the nation’s leading industrial centers and one of the world’s leading corporation centers for the automobile industry.
Its official name, Detroit, comes from a French word that means “the narrow place.” The city is located at the narrowest point of the channel connecting the upper and lower regions of the vast Great Lakes water system.
Detroit's outlying areas grew much faster than the inner city and by the mid-1960s had twice the population of Detroit proper.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568035/Detroit_(city_Michigan).html   (1899 words)

  
 How the Detroit River shaped lives and history
The Detroit River was 1,300 feet deep and flowed in two directions, northward in a series of rapids from one end of that land, and southward from the other.
Detroit's population swelled from 2,222 in 1830 to 9,102 in 1840, and to 21,019 in 1850.
Schooners and steamboats plied the Lakes and the Detroit River.
info.detnews.com /history/story/index.cfm?id=186&category=locations   (3476 words)

  
 Detroit River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historical events concerning the Detroit River began with the arrival of the French voyageurs, the first non-natives to navigate the river and land on Detroit's shores.
During the Civil War, the river was patrolled in case of a Confederate attack from the Canadian north.
The river flows past the American towns of Detroit, River Rouge, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Grosse Ile, Riverview, Trenton, and Gibraltar and the Canadian towns of Windsor, LaSalle and Amherstburg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detroit_River   (545 words)

  
 DETROIT RIVER AND CONNECTED WATERS
On the waters of the Detroit river and connected waters, town 4 south, range 11 east, and town 5 south, range 11 east, Grosse Ile township, Wayne county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 1000 feet of any shore, dock or pierhead, except:
(1) On the waters of the Detroit river, within the corporate limits of the city of Trenton, Wayne county, town 4 south, range 11 east, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed, when within 1,000 feet of any shore, dock, or pierhead.
On the waters of the Detroit river, adjacent to the city of Wyandotte, Wayne county, and hereinafter described, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 1000 feet of the shore:
www.mcgi.state.mi.us /mrbis/watercraftcontrols/detroit_river.htm   (602 words)

  
 Detroit (river) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Detroit (river), river of south-eastern Michigan and southern Ontario, about 51 km (32 mi) long and from 1.6 to 2.4 km (1 to 1.5 mi) wide.
The hub of the Detroit metropolis remains the site on the Detroit River where the city’s first white settlers landed in 1701.
Lake Erie receives the waters of Lake Huron, which lies to the north, via the St Clair River, Lake St Clair, and the Detroit River, all of which are...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Detroit_(river).html   (126 words)

  
 Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AoCs): Detroit River| Great Lakes | US EPA
According to the Detroit River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) – Stage 1, the impaired beneficial uses of the Detroit River were originally listed primarily due to contaminants caused by CSOs, industrial and municipal discharges, and nonpoint sources such as stormwater runoff from urban and industrial areas.
In 2003, Friends of the Detroit River received a grant from U.S. EPA for a citizens’ reconnaissance of the Detroit River project.
The Detroit River Area of Concern has a number of local and regional initiatives being carried out at the community, county, or regional level that implement the objectives of the Detroit River Remedial Action Plan.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/aoc/detroit.html   (1396 words)

  
 Detroit Apartments
Detroit is a city that is constantly changing and improving itself.
Citizens of Detroit are proud to be Americans; two of the most popular local events are the annual Thanksgiving Day parade and spectacular fireworks display for the Fourth of July.
Detroit is a historic center of automobile production, an industry that suffered serious decline in the latter part of the 20th century, although it's on the rebound now.
www.rent.com /rentals/michigan/detroit-and-vicinity/detroit   (610 words)

  
 Greater Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Detroit's cultural and ethnic diversity is celebrated in the form of weekend festivals held at Hart Plaza on the river front every summer.
Detroit is also known as a major jazz center and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival is held each year at the end of the summer festival series is one of the countries best and most popular.
Detroit is home to some of the largest daily newpapers in the US, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.
www.detroit.net /home/detroit.html   (1753 words)

  
 Detroit, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detroit was also known as the "Paris of the West." The city's name comes from the Detroit River (in French Rivière du Détroit), meaning "River of the Strait." The name alludes to the connection the river forms between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
In 2005, Detroit ranked as the United States's 11th most populous city, with 886,675 residents; this number is less than half the peak population in 1950, and Detroit is among the leaders in the nation in terms of declining urban population over the past fifty years.
Detroit was the former home of a round of the Formula One World Championship, which held the race on the streets of downtown Detroit from 1982 until 1988, after which the sanction moved from Formula One to Indycars until its final run in 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detroit,_Michigan   (7623 words)

  
 Detroit Boat Club Junior Rowing
It was the river that enabled the city to grow and prosper with westward expansion.
And it was the river that brought a group of the town's most respected citizens together in 1839 to found the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest rowing club in America.
Its metropolitan area was bounded by the Detroit River on the south, Grand Circus Park on the north, St. Antoine Street on the east, and Third Street on the west.
www.dbcjuniors.com /dbcinfo.htm   (1576 words)

  
 The Detroit Boat Club was quick to adopt the sleek new racing sculls developed around the turn of the century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was the river that enabled the city to grow and prosper with westward expansion.
And it was the river that brought a group of the town's most respected citizens together in 1839 to found the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest rowing club in America.
Its metropolitan area was bounded by the Detroit River on the south, Grand Circus Park on the north, St. Antoine Street on the east, and Third Street on the west.
www.detroitrowing.org /DBC_History.htm   (1596 words)

  
 Detroit
Detroit is situated on the Detroit River and was founded in 1701 by the French soldier, Antoine Cadillac.
The British captured Detroit in 1812 but the following year the Americans regained control and in 1815 it was incorporated as a city.
Detroit became the capital of Michigan in 1837 (moved to Lansing in 1847).
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAdetroit.htm   (610 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Outdoors : Detroit River: Building conservation bridges
The Detroit River has paid a tremendous price for what humans call "progress." Indeed, most of what was natural in and around the Detroit River is now gone.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was born of a vision shared by a group of local governments, corporations, and conservation organizations from the United States and Canada.
The lower half of the river sits at the intersection of the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways and connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
sports.espn.go.com /outdoors/general/news/story?page=c_fea_BS_Detroit_River_Plan   (860 words)

  
 Detroit City Guide and Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com
Detroit is also a major producer of space propulsion units, automation equipment, plane parts, hardware, rubber tires, office equipment, machine tools, fabricated metal, iron and steel forging, and auto stampings and accessories.
As long as Detroit remained in British hands, it was both a strategic threat and a barrier to westward expansion; however, the settlement was finally wrested away by Major General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Detroit was a quiet city before the automobile--brewing beer and hammering together carriages and stoves.
www.superpages.com /cities/Detroit-MI.html   (1096 words)

  
 Values
Because the lower Detroit River connects thousands of miles of high-quality, Great Lakes, fresh water and is a vast fish spawning ground, it is the site of one of the Nation’s most productive sport fisheries for walleye, bass, and muskies.
For these and other biological reasons, Humbug Marsh and the Detroit River were recognized by The Nature Conservancy as having globally significant biological diversity that should be conserved and enhanced by Canada and the United States under the 1993 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and by Michigan under its Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Thus, protection and restoration of habitat in Humbug Marsh and the lower Detroit River for fish and wildlife is high priority for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the Greater Detroit American Heritage Rivers Application Team, all federal agencies, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and numerous citizens groups.
www.fws.gov /Midwest/DetroitRiver/enrvhm.shtml   (329 words)

  
 The War of 1812
Buoyed by the news that the British have easily taken Fort Mackinac and that Hull is hesitant to advance on Amherstburg from his position at Sandwich, Brock leaves York to direct operations on the Detroit front.
His worst nightmare comes true as 500 First Nations warriors cross the Detroit River under the cover of darkness and surround the fort.
From across the river, British guns are firing a deadly stream of fire into the overcrowded American stronghold.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/events/detroit.html   (307 words)

  
 Detroit River Area of Concern Status Assessment
The binational Detroit River Area of Concern is a large, primarily urban area encompassing the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.
This current status assessment of the Detroit River RAP was conducted between November 1996 and September 1997 and included consultation between IJC Commissioners and citizens; representatives of government agencies, local industries, municipalities, nongovernmental organizations; and the media.
The Detroit River AOC Requires a Higher Profile with Elected Officials: Restoration of the Detroit River AOC requires that river cleanup become a high priority and be maintained as a high priority with elected officials at all levels of government.
www.ijc.org /php/publications/html/detroit.html   (4100 words)

  
 Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, with the RiverWalk, state park and harbor along the Detroit River
Rivard Plaza highlights include the custom-designed River Carousel, a standing glass map of the St. Lawrence Seaway and an in-laid granite map of the Detroit River.
The River Carousel features creatures that are native to the Detroit River and costs $2 per ride.
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy officially opened the East Riverfront on Friday, June 22, 2007 with a Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting at the new Rivard Plaza and Pavilion.
www.detroitriverfront.org   (1560 words)

  
 Detroit River Walleye Run - Detroit River; Locations - Quest Outdoors, Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Detroit River is a wide and powerful “river”, actually classified as “straights”.
Water conditions, weather, temperature, and wind will move these fish all over the river day to day, but hot spots are relatively constant from year to year barring any drastic change to the river structure.
All who have fished the river more than a few times will attest to its power to conjure up some rather large waves; 4’s are not uncommon on windy days in certain locations.
www.questoutdoors.net /locs/michigan/det_river/articles/drswa.html   (1165 words)

  
 Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) - Projects - Detroit Heritage River Water Trail
The Detroit Heritage River Water Trail is a river version of a greenway trail (or “blueway”) and will provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and small boat paddling.
The Regional Vision for Detroit Heritage River Water Trail is a network of recreational trails along the Detroit, Huron, Raisin, and Rouge Rivers.
The Detroit Heritage River Water Trail is divided into several phases.
www.mac-web.org /Projects/HeritageWaterTrail.htm   (489 words)

  
 Detroit River RAP
The Detroit River Area of Concern (AOC) extends 51 kilometres and connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
The Detroit River AOC is shared between Canada and the United States.
The Detroit River RAP was initiated as a partnership between Canadian and U.S. federal governments, provincial (Ontario) and state (Michigan) governments, with cooperation from industry, municipalities, the public and other stakeholders and the Detroit River Binational Public Advisory Committee (BPAC).
www.on.ec.gc.ca /water/raps/detroit/intro_e.html   (432 words)

  
 Detroit River Overview Map
The Greenway Collaborative, Inc. is pleased to have been involved in numerous initiatives for the Detroit River.
The Detroit River Overview Map highlights the park and open space resources along both sides of the river.
It is the first map to successfully integrate the U.S. and Canadian GIS datasets along the Detroit River.
www.greenwaycollab.com /DROM.htm   (105 words)

  
 Detroit River - Locations - Quest Outdoors, Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Detroit River is a crown jewel in the heart of metropolitan chaos.
Set between the cities of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, this 32 mile waterway provides drinking water to more than 5 million people, witnesses the passage of over 85 million tons of cargo each year from around the world, and plays host to thousands of pleasure and fishing craft.
The Detroit River is highly developed; the City of Detroit occupies the west riverbank, and Windsor the east bank.
www.questoutdoors.net /locs/michigan/det_river   (384 words)

  
 Detroit Travel Guide | Fodor's Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the growth of the auto industry, Detroit and its suburbs spread out across an ever larger geographical area, eventually making it one of the country's largest cities.
While Motown and Motor City are the nicknames that stick in people's minds, Detroit is also one of the world's busiest inland ports, a major steel producer, and a leader in the production of office equipment, paint, salt, garden seeds, and pharmaceuticals.
The Detroit River is linked by 25 steamship companies to more than 40 countries; vessels ranging from ocean-going freighters to private yachts dock in the city's protected harbor.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=detroit@58   (316 words)

  
 Citizen Science: Great Lakes Wastewater Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, all four Detroit water treatment plants that use source water from the Detroit River have historically provided satisfactory treatment of this source water to meet drinking standards” (Detroit Water Quality Report, 2004).
However, the city of Detroit is focusing its efforts at coping with and reducing the harms of sewer overflows rather than eradicating them completely.
In Detroit, CSOs and SSOs are a reality that are dealt with not at the source of the problem, but rather through the use of collection and retention facilities to cope with what seems to have become an unavoidable problem.
www.macalester.edu /~jrand/detroit.html   (863 words)

  
 6/24/2004~John Hartig Selected as First Full-Time Manager for Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
As River Navigator he worked with Detroit River communities and businesses to identify and implement high priority projects that foster environmental stewardship, promote environmentally sustainable economic development, and celebrate history and culture.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was established in December 2001.
Despite being a heavily traveled corridor for Great Lakes’; shipping, the Detroit River is also known for its duck hunting and fishing, activities the Service plans to continue on parts of the refuge.
news.fws.gov /NewsReleases/R3/5C6C52A9-65B8-D693-784876A4064F8D4A.html   (695 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.