Sunday, July 19, 2009
You would think this beautiful stained glass window was taken at a church, but far from it. It shows De La Salle, the Frenchman who explored the Great Lakes in the 1600's. This beauty is part of the Dossins Great Lake Museum on Belle Isle. It originally was part of the SS Detroit III, a sidewheel steamer which cruised the Great Lakes beginning in 1911. When it was scrapped, someone had the foresight to save this piece. It used to be in the Gothic Room of the ship, which was the Smoking Lounge.