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The Society cordially invites you to visit our

Harsens Island / St. Clair Flats
Historical Society
Museum

located in the Old Firehall,
3058 South Channel Drive, Sans Souci, Harsens Island, Michigan

 

New on this site

"Our Collection Database"

Click here to view or download a pdf copy of the database of our collection.

Click here to view or download a pdf copy of the one page list of codes used in the above datebase file.

Click here to view or download a pdf copy of an Index of Delta News articles.

 

Check out the new website HarsensIslandMap.com

Proceeds from the 2017 map go to The Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society

 

 

Special Exhibit May through September 2016


"Freighters, Steamships and Sails
150 years of change in Great Lakes Shipping"

ARTIFACTS, PHOTOS, MODELS, VIDEOS


Features of the exhibit include photos and narration of the history of technological change in Great Lakes shipping vessels. See the anchor and prop from the John Glidden.


David Addy, Chief Engineer, will speak about a few of the freighters he has worked during his career. Our first offering is on Saturday June 25, 1pm.

See models of freighters and steamships.
Chuck Miller will be building a freighter model at the museum and available to discuss the process on the following dates: Saturday June 11, 1-3pm; Sunday July 10, 1-3pm; Saturday August 14, 1-3pm


Videos on a variety of freighter topics.

"The Salvage of the Sydney Smith"
plus
June - "Working and living on a freighter"
July - "Detroit River and a trip Huron to Erie by Freighter"
August - "Overview of freighters"
September - "Whalebacks and Caught in the Ice"


A portion of the exhibit is dedicated to the Westcott mail boat and to Arlene Earl, "The Flower Lady" from Harsens Island, who for decades, sent fresh flowers to passing freighters by way of the Westcott.


Hands-on shipping knots display and special freighter related items available in our gift shop including toy freighters, postcards and books.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MUSEUM HOURS


Membership catagories are described on the membership application.
For a copy of our membership application click here.

A note to members and friends of the society:
If you shop at Amazon will you please sign up for 'Smile' !
Just put into the search area on Amazon, "amazon smile" and it will take you to the sign up page.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to a charity and if you choose Harsens Island St. Claire Flats Historical Society it would be greatly appreciated.
We are getting ever closer to paying off our mortgage and this will truly help.
Or you can go directly to this sight by pasting this address into the URL http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4665162.
Thanks for your help!!!

For a link to Algonac / Clay Historical Society click here.
For links to other Harsens Island websites click here.

HISCFHS can be contacted by sending a message to Email@hiscfhs.org
or by writing to P.O. Box 44, Harsens Island, MI 48028.

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