Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Shop Now DOTD Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Black Friday egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $21.99
  • Save: $4.40 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
The St. Clair River (Imag... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good Condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The St. Clair River (Images of America) Paperback – July 4, 2011

3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$13.59 $13.30
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

$17.59 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The St. Clair River (Images of America)
  • +
  • Marine City (Images of America)
  • +
  • Tashmoo Park and the Steamer Tashmoo (Images of America)
Total price: $54.99
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews


Title: History of the St. Clair River Told Through Photographs

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 7/4/2011

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is The St. Clair River from local author Michael W. R. Davis. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

The St. Clair River, separating Michigan from Ontario, is one of the world's greatest natural waterways. The 40-mile strait connects Lake Huron with Lake St. Clair, northeast of Detroit, as a key link in the Great Lakes chain of mid-North America. Effectively, the St. Clair drains Lakes Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and their tributaries, pouring billions of gallons of freshwater into the lower Great Lakes over the Niagara Falls and out through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean. Its recorded history dates from the earliest French fur trappers of the 17th century to the ultramodern ocean freighters connecting the world directly with inner America.

This photographic record of the St. Clair River relates the common historical experiences of the major communities along the American side of the waterway--from south to north, the St. Clair Flats, Algonac, Marine City, St. Clair, Marysville, and Port Huron.

Highlights of The St. Clair River:

• Pioneering the northwest territory

• Historic river traffic

• The seaway and modern shipping

• Fruits of the land and water

• Vacationers, cottages and homes

• Suppliers of goods and services

• Wooden boat builders

• Manufacturing in the river region

• Transportation

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or


Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit


About the Author

This is the sixth Arcadia volume authored by historian and journalist Michael W. R. Davis, who has lived in Michigan for more than 50 years but never, regretfully, on the beautiful St. Clair. Davis, holder of degrees from Yale and Eastern Michigan, is a retired Ford Motor Company public relations and marketing executive and a former executive director of the Detroit Historical Society.

Product Details

  • Series: Images of America
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738582832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738582832
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #969,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where my father had been a newspaper printer, reporter, editor and daily columnist before establishing an advertising agency. I wrote my first published story for a junior high school newspaper, an interview with German prisoners-of-war who were earning PX money after the war's end by working in potato fields near our home. Later, I wrote a column for the student newspaper at Louisville Male High School. When I had nothing else to write about, which was often, I wrote short fiction, teen-aged adventure stuff that I heard was quite popular at the girls' high school. From Male I went almost by accident to Yale, instead of to the small Episcopal college in the South that I otherwise would have attended.

At Yale, I was anything but a big man on the campus. My interests were guns, girls, cars and airplanes--not to mention coping with vigorous academic demands. Writing was confined to countless research papers and some feature writing for a College (not university) mimeographed "newspaper." Usually I wrote interviews with interesting College Fellows, such as the Medical School Librarian who had been with the OSS during World War II. I had no interest in competing for a slot at the student Yale Daily News, which among other things would have required me to, ugh, sell advertising.

I gave no thought to my occupational future, so when I graduated with a degree in history and went to Miami looking for a job, I was somewhat at sea. After three months of pounding the sidewalk, a Princeton man hired me to write research reports and put out a twice-monthly business newsletter for his management consulting firm. One day a Business Week editor came to Miami looking to hire a local correspondent, my boss recommended me and I got the gig. I'd never heard of Business Week and had to go to the library to see what one looked like. From that, through a girlfriend's tip, I applied for a job as a reporter at the afternoon Miami Daily News. Through some genetic twist I seemed to have a "nose for news" on suburban, police and celebrity interview "beats" and, better, could find a story in assignments that most reporters dreaded: business. Accordingly I picked up business assignments for Time and Life that their regular correspondents didn't want, and also got another gig as a correspondent for Kiplinger.

In the meantime, I began dating my wife-to-be and not long after our marriage, Business Week brought me up from the minors to be assistant manager of the Detroit bureau. I could have taken Pittsburgh, but as a life-long car nut of course chose Detroit. I covered the auto industry and labor, which was big in Detroit those days with both Reuther and Hoffa holding forth locally. Business Week than wanted to move me to New York but I didn't want to leave Detroit, so sought out and got a job on the Ford Public Relations staff, where I spent 25 years. Along the way, I continued to moonlight writing articles for automotive magazines where there was no conflict with my PR work for Ford.

At age 49, I also went back to school, earning a M. S. degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University and later completed course work for a doctorate in history of technology at Wayne State University. By this time I had departed from Ford, put in a couple of years back in the news business as an executive of a media company, then trading on my master's degree, became executive director of the Detroit Historical Society.

About this time, I began my third career as a book author, co-author, editor-in-chief or major contributor -- rather than, for instance, writing a dissertation for my doctorate. Then a couple of friends separately asked me to start contributing regularly to their magazines on automotive history matters. I've also specialized in automotive safety issues and other stories requiring extensive background knowledge of the industry and deep research, more so than most automotive writers have the time or patience to undertake. In recent years I have expanded my writing expertise to include military history.

Along the way, I've also had the time, contacts and energy to serve as a trustee of the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists, trustee of the National Automotive History Collection at the Detroit Public Library, president of the Algonquin Club of Detroit and Windsor (a cross border dinner club of local historians), director of the national Defense Orientation Conference Association and director of the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscape, and several military hereditary organizations.

In addition I've had the opportunity and pleasure of lecturing at several universities and numerous historical and civic organizations.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James N. Holm on July 12, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I grew up on the St. Clair River in Marine City. I spent my first 25 years watching the boats going by from my bedroom window. There were only two passenger boats left, The North American and The South American. Curious author Davis did not mention them. But there lots of freighters (that is what we called them), and ocean ships. Some industries that were missing were The Detroit Gasket Co., where just about everyone in Marine City had worked at one time or another, including my Dad. But it closed in the early 80's. Also was the Detroit Edison plants north of Marine City, and the Belle River plant built in the early 80's. Did he know that Marine City was originaly named Newport? We celebrated our centennial in 1967. I haven't been back in 10 years since my mother passed away, but since Marine City wasn't much for change, I don't think it has changed much. In fact I was surprised to see the trees in downtown. But if anyone lives or has lived on the St Clair River this is a "must have" book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Sree321 on February 13, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My husband and I have a boat on Lake St. Clair. I gave him this book for Christmas. I have given Arcadia books in the past as gifts to other people. I just find them to be fun and interesting books about all different kinds of subjects depending upon your interest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great Book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The St. Clair River (Images of America)
This item: The St. Clair River (Images of America)
Price: $17.59
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?