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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Algonac-Clay Historical Museum

This quaint 1849 home originally built by Charles Beers now houses the Algonac-Clay Museum which highlights boat racing and building. Did you know that Chris Craft Corporation's assembly plant was in Algonac? These gorgeous mahogany boats were bought by Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn. A Detroiter named Gar Wood raced the boat Miss Detroit winning the Gold Cup in 1917 and set many world speed records. You will find beautiful models and stories of these boats and more in this lovely museum.

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