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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

LaPlaisance Bay

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. LaPlaisance Bay Marker
Inscription. LaPlaisance Bay - the pleasant bay - was named in 1679 by Robert De LaSalle. After the War of 1812, it became part of the United States. In 1820 Maj. John Whipple was appointed keeper of the LaPlaisance Bay lighthouse. April 19, 1825 Col. John Anderson organized the Harbor of Southern Michigan. With the Erie Canal open in 1825 a great migration into the Michigan Territory began. Large warehouses and wharves were built around the harbor and along LaPlaisance Road. Stagecoaches took travellers north and Michigan's first railroad carried newcomers three miles into town. On June 23, 1827, 200 barrels of flour became the first shipment from LaPlaisance Bay east. As larger ships came into port, the bay became too shallow for shipping. This area, now known as Bolles Harbor, has become a recreational port enjoyed by fishermen and pleasure boats. The bay and the road are still known as LaPlaisance. When the Daughters of the American Colonists organized their chapter March 5, 1954, it seemed appropriate to name it after this historical place - LaPlaisance Bay.
 
Erected by The LaPlaisance Bay Chapter, Daughters of the Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Location. 41° 52.337′ N, 83° 22.777′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan
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By Michael Baker
2. LaPlaisance Bay Marker
, in Monroe County. Marker is on Lake Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is off the parking lot where Lake Street dead ends. The marker is between the parking lot and the lake. Marker is in this post office area: 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. LaPlaisance Bay Settlement (approx. half a mile away); Michigan: Historic Crossroads / Michigan: Twenty-Sixth State (approx. 1 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. 2.2 miles away); Boston Custer - Autie Reed (approx. 2 miles away); The Old Hull Road (approx. 2 miles away); Capture of Gen. Winchester (approx. 2 miles away); Death of Col. John Allen (approx. 2 miles away); "Newton" Strike (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
LaPlaisance Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. LaPlaisance Bay Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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