River Raisin Legacy Project
Fish Passage 6
Phase I was enacted in 2012 with the removal of the dams by St. Mary's Park and the Macomb Street Bridge. Dams that house active sanitary sewers near Cappuccilli Park and Hellenberg Park were updated with rock arch ramps to provide passage for fish and small boats. Dams 2 and 3 did not contain active sewers and were removed entirely. Phase II completed in 2014 included dams by the post office and Virginia Drive that also housed active sanitary sewers. These were also customized with rock arch ramps built facing downstream to provide fish, kayak, small boat and canoe passage.
The River Raisin has had a long, rich cultural history. It was known as Nummasepee (River of Sturgeon) by the Native American tribes that first populated the area and used the river for hunting, fishing and transportation.
Later, the abundance of grapes that grew along its banks led French settlers
The 18th century French settlement on the banks of the Raisin hosted one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812. The events that took place here in January 1813 electrified and galvanized a fledgling nation, and became the genesis for the battle cry "Remember the Raisin!"
Fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking are
available as never before in our lifetime. Residents and visitors
now have access to the Sterling State Park lagoons by bike, on foot,
by canoe and kayak.
Erected by U.S. National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 54.774′ N, 83° 22.727′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on E. Elm Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First District Court (here, next to this marker); Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste Jerome
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.