Warfare on the Waterfront

Warfare on the Waterfront

The War of 1812, World War II, and even the American Civil War have all shaped the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. Long after the end of hostilities, remnants of this military presence can still be found. Join an Interpreter for an in-depth look at these...
Eagle’s Eye Nature Cruises

Eagle’s Eye Nature Cruises

Take a naturalist’s tour of the lower Detroit River to discover the rich variety of plant and animal life living here in this area, now a part of the International Wildlife Refuge. The river is host to a wide variety of habitats, from submerged plant beds and...
Shipwreck at Sugar

Shipwreck at Sugar

Just under the waves off a crumbling Sugar Island dock lie the remains of a vessel sunk in 1945. Travel with us to the wreck site to learn about the S.S. Seabreeze, the story of how it got there, and the circumstances surrounding its mysterious sinking. Lake Erie...
Journey Through the Straits Upbound

Journey Through the Straits Upbound

Note: This is a 5-6 hour cruise. Park your car at the Lake Erie Metropark marina (east end of Lee Road) and board the E/V Clinton for a fantastic five-hour voyage from the northwestern corner of Lake Erie to the northernmost reaches of the Detroit River. As the...
Big River Meander

Big River Meander

Note: This is a 4-hour cruise. Enjoy an extended four-hour cruise to explore the natural and cultural history of the Lower Detroit River and its islands. Our journey around the north end of Grosse Ile and into Canadian waters will provide ample opportunities to view...
Whiskey River

Whiskey River

During National Prohibition, the Detroit River was better known as the “Whiskey River” due to the incredible amount of illegal hootch that crossed over it from Canada. Let’s revisit the bad old days when rumrunners ruled and dry laws were meant to be...