Dickinson Island, Harsens Island and a lot of other islands
April 15, 2014 5:38 PM Subscribe
In the State of Michigan, east of Detroit, on the north side of Lake St. Clair, within Anchor Bay, there are two islands. Dickinson Island and Harsens Island. What do you know about these places?
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Does anyone have any background, observations, stories, or other information surrounding modern
Dickinson Island and Harsen’s Island outside of the general descriptions on Wikipedia? Bing
My curiosity lies along the fact that there seems to be fully functional, suburban like communities on both islands and along the canals and other small islands. Are they actually summer cabins? If they are permanent residents, what do they do on the islands for work? Where do they shop, considering they are on an island with difficult opportunities to get to the “mainland?” Do people here shop and work in Canada? Commute to Detroit? Is there some sort of close by industry or business that supports this rather rural enclave? I understand small town rural life, is this place the same lifestyle?
Any modern personal stories are welcome as I try to better understand Dickinson Island, Harsens Island, and these small communities in Anchor Bay on Lake St. Clair.