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

LaPlaisance Bay Settlement

 
 
LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 15, 2010
1. LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker
Inscription. When the War of 1812 began, LaPlaisance Bay settlement consisted of 14 homes along the creek. Medard LaBadie, considered a hero for his participation in the Battles of the River Raisin and those at Fort Meigs and Thames, was a French settler here.

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. Touch 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
LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 15, 2010
2. LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); 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. MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, February 15, 2010
3. LaPlaisance Bay Settlement Marker
View of historical marker situated on the traffic island at the intersection of LaPlaisance Road and Lake Street in Bolles Harbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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