Detroit Public Schools Students Tour NAVY Sea Cadet ships to dock in Detroit

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Jonathan Kinloch appointed to Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Board

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Jamian: Great Lakes: Leader or Outlier?


August Seaway cargo shipments up nearly 7% percent


Navy warships to vist Detroit in September


Fednav invests in six new vessels for Great Lakes Seaway

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'Super-sized' Seaway cargoes come to U.S. ports


Fordson Island: from polluted eyesore to recreational destination


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit welcomes new commander


MP Brian Masse wants Windsor-Detroit ferry service


Cargo Shipments Along St. Lawrence Seaway see Modest Rise in June


AAPA: MAP-21 Passage is Forward Progress


Leaders Gather to Discuss how Waterways Ports can Create Jobs


Panel looks to Michigan waterways, ports for jobs


House passes Miller's port security bill


Detroit River Days visitors get look at maritime re-enactments


Cargo Shipments through St. Lawrence Seaway Up 5% in May


Detroit Historical Society gala will celebrate Dossin museum


Cruising season gets going in Great Lakes


Port of Call Detroit: Cruise ship to join tall ships for River Days, return several times this summer


Belle Isle ferry service to return for Grand Prix


Fans can take ferry to Belle Isle for Grand Prix


Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Awarded a National Recognition Award for Engineering Excellence


Detroit Port Authority Creates New Port Foundation Organization


Detroit Port Authority debuts new riverfront facility and wharf


Port Authority Chief Has Plan To Increase Exports


AMP Tells Congress: U.S.-Flag Fleet  Ready to Meet Oil Demands In Case of Refinery Closure


Port Of Detroit Roundtable To Spotlight Transportation, Economic Growth

Our History

In 1701, Detroit was founded by Antoine de La MoThe Cadillac when he planted the flag of France at the foot of what is now Griswold Street. Detroit's geographic location between the upper and lower Great Lakes provided reliable access to several key forest, soil and mining materials. In 1749, concerted efforts were begun to strengthen the French hold on the Ohio territory....

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