Congratulations to St. Clair Shores,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week!
St. Clair Shores Factoids:
- St. Clair Shores still honors their veterans annually with one of the largest Memorial Day parades in Michigan.
- St. Clair Shores was first settled by French families starting in 1790, who built cottages along the shoreline.
- During Prohibition, St. Clair Shores was a hotspot for bootleggers who smuggled Canadian liquor into the canals and docks along lake St. Clair.
- Blossom Heath Park and Pier was the site of one of metro Detroit’s most notorious “speakeasies”, what they called illegal bars during prohibition.
- There once was a large popular amusement park on the site of Jefferson Beach Marina.
- St. Clair Shores’ population boomed after World War Two, with servicemen who returned from the war to take jobs in Detroit’s growing industries.
- Today, St. Clair Shores is the boating capitol of Michigan, with over 3,500 boat wells and seven marinas along Jefferson.
- The area on Jefferson between 9 and 10 mile roads is known as the “Nautical Mile”, that features marinas, and may boating themed shops, restaurants and bars.