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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to St. Clair Shores,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week from October 25 to October 31!

Below are some important facts about St. Clair Shores that you can use to pass our St. Clair Shores City of the Week Quiz!

St. Clair Shores Factoids:

  • Honoring Veterans

    • St. Clair Shores still honors their veterans annually with one of the largest Memorial Day parades in Michigan.
  • St. Clair Shores Settlers

    • St. Clair Shores was first settled by French families starting in 1790, who built cottages along the shoreline.
  • St Clair Shores in the Prohibition

    • During Prohibition, St. Clair Shores was a hotspot for bootleggers who smuggled Canadian liquor into the canals and docks along lake St. Clair.
  • A Notorious Speakeasy!

    • Blossom Heath Park and Pier was the site of one of metro Detroit’s most notorious “speakeasies”,  what they called illegal bars during prohibition.
  • Jefferson Beach Marina

    • There once was a large popular amusement park on the site of Jefferson Beach Marina.
  • Population Boom

    • St. Clair Shores’ population boomed after World War Two, with servicemen who returned from the war to take jobs in Detroit’s growing industries.
  • So MANY Boats!

    • Today, St. Clair Shores is the boating capitol of Michigan, with over 3,500 boat wells and seven marinas along Jefferson.
  • The "Nautical Mile"

    • 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.