Bolles Harbor in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
LaPlaisance Bay Settlement
Here the American Army came onshore after its march on ice covered Lake Erie from the Maumee River to the River Raisin. Jan. 18, 1813, after stopping to eat lunch and organize, the army successfully attacked the British and Indian positions at Frenchtown.
Monroe's first deep-water harbor developed from improvements begun here in 1826 by the LaPlaisance Bay Harbor Company and later the federal government.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 52.318′ N, 83° 23.315′ W. Marker is in Bolles Harbor, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of LaPlaisance Road and Lake Street, in the median on LaPlaisance Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13994 LaPlaisance Road, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan: Historic Crossroads / Michigan: Twenty-Sixth State (approx. one mile away); Indian Attack Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Old Hull Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); Capture of Gen. Winchester (approx. 2.5 miles away); Death of Col. John Allen (approx. 2.5 miles away); First Battle of the River Raisin (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); "Newton" Strike (approx. 2.7 miles away).
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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