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Friday, February 17, 2012
Clinton Kalamazoo Canal
The success of the Eire Canal in the early 1800's pushed Michigan to connect Lake St Clair to Lake Michigan with the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal. It began in Mt Clemens under our first governor, Stevens T Mason, in 1838, but was abandoned in Rochester due to financial woes and the boom of railroad transportation. Vestiges of what became known as Mason's Folly can be seen at Yates Park where the fishermen this morning were braving the cold waters and 36 degree temperatures. Check out Yates' beautiful trails to hike in today's glorious sunshine!