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U.S. Coast Guard Station-St. Clair Shores
586-778-3320
http://www.uscg.mil/d9/grudet/units/scs/index.htm
24802 Jefferson
St. Clair Shores
MI
48080

The United States Coast Guard, one of the country's five armed services, is also one of the most unique agencies of the federal government. We trace our history back to 4 August 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of the federal revenue.

The United States Coast Guard, one of the country’s five armed services, is also one of the most unique agencies of the federal government. We trace our history back to 4 August 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of the federal revenue. Known variously as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, we expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew.

These added responsibilities included humanitarian duties such as aiding mariners in distress. Our law enforcement functions also continued to expand. Congress tasked us with enforcing laws against slavery, piracy, and enlarged our responsibilities to prevent smuggling. We were also given the responsibility to protect the marine environment, explore and police Alaska, and chart the growing nation’s coastlines, all well before the turn of the twentieth century.

The service received its present name in 1915 under an act of Congress when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the Life-Saving Service. The nation now had a single maritime service dedicated to saving life at sea and enforcing the nation’s maritime laws. We began to maintain the country’s aids to maritime navigation, including operating the nation’s lighthouses, when the Lighthouse Service was transferred to the Coast Guard in 1939. Later, in 1946, Congress permanently transferred the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation to the Coast Guard, thereby placing merchant marine licensing and merchant vessel safety under our purview.

The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government and, until the Navy Department was established in 1798, we served as the nation’s only armed force afloat. We have continued to protect the nation throughout our long history and have served proudly in every one of the nation’s conflicts. Our national defense responsibilities remain one of our most important functions even today.

In times of peace we operate as part of the Department of Homeland Security, serving as the nation’s front-line agency for enforcing our laws at sea, protecting our coastline and ports, and saving life. In times of war, or on direction of the President, we serve under the Navy Department.

St. Clair Shores Sail and Power Squadron
586-531-2064
586-498-1175
mikeboylescs@yahoo.com
http://www.scssps.net
23139 E. 13 Mile Rd.
St. Clair Shores
MI
48082
Michael Boyle

The St. Clair Shores Sail & Power Squadron members are dedicated to ensuring the boaters on Lake St. Clair are as safe and educated as the guidelines can provide.

The St. Clair Shores Sail & Power Squadron members are dedicated to ensuring the boaters on Lake St. Clair are as safe and educated as the guidelines can provide.

Please contact us for information on safe boating classes or membership.

SCS Tax Increment Finance Authority
586-445-5200
27600 Jefferson
St. Clair Shores
MI
48081

 

Save Our South Channel Lights
810-748-1888
soslights1@aol.com
http://www.soschannellights.org
P.O. Box 15 Harsens Island
MI
48028
Chuck Brockmann

Lake St. Clair has two lighthouse structures built before Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States. They still stand today just off the southeastern tip of Harsens Island . Construction of the Old South Channel Range Lights started in 1855 and finished in 1859.

Lake St. Clair has two lighthouse structures built before Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States. They still stand today just off the southeastern tip of Harsens Island . Construction of the Old South Channel Range Lights started in 1855 and finished in 1859. These lights guided ships into the fresh water delta once known as the Venice of America.

The front light began to lean in 1875 and was dismantled and rebuilt on the same stone and timber crib that it had been built on originally. It remained but is again leaning and in very bad condition from erosion of the base. In 1990, we placed a steel cell around the base, reinforced and filled it with limestone for temporary support until a permanent seawall cold be built. In the fall of 1996, a permanent seawall was completed around the front light island.

The rear light was built on the same type of crib but has weathered the elements over the years. There was a large keeper’s house on the island surrounding the light that was taken down in the early 1930s. Vandalism has played a part in the overall deterioration and, combined with age and the elements, the rear light is also in need of major foundation work.

If this maritime heritage on Lake St. Clair is to be saved, restoration efforts must continue. Save Our South Channel Lights is an all-volunteer, non profit organization that was formed to accomplish this. The lights have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. With your help, we will pursue our efforts to preserve these remarkable pieces of Lake St. Clair history.

City of St. Clair Shores

Welcome to St. Clair Shores Located on the shores of Lake St. Clair, our suburban "bedroom" community has a small-town flavor -- over 90% residential with good neighbors who know each other and participate in the many volunteer and recreational events.

Welcome to St. Clair Shores Located on the shores of Lake St. Clair, our suburban “bedroom” community has a small-town flavor — over 90% residential with good neighbors who know each other and participate in the many volunteer and recreational events. St. Clair Shores is a place that we are proud to call home. This web site serves as a community resource as well as a window into our fine city for all those interested in visiting. The waterfront and neighborhood parks, excellent schools, art fair, parade, fireworks, sports and recreation, community services, and a busy city hall – you can see it and read about it all here.

Michigan Boating Industries Association

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of the recreational boating industry in Michigan.

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of the recreational boating industry in Michigan. The MBIA currently represents nearly 400 marine businesses in Michigan.The MBIA Website is dedicated to assisting marine businesses and boaters. Please take the time to browse through to gain valuable information on boating in Michigan.

Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative
800-290-0107
734-207-0301
bsimmons@tourlakestclair.com
http://www.tourlakestclair.org
41700 Conger Bay Drive
Harrison Twp
MI
48045
Brian Simmons

The Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative is a public/private, non-profit association created to increase awareness, protect and develop the rich and diverse assets on and around this fresh water community. The focus of the Initiative is: Educate and connect new and existing visitors about the many experiences offered by Lake St. Clair and the surrounding businesses and communities. Provide an umbrella of organizational, communications and advocacy support for existing merchants and business associations, business and civic organizations, municipalities and the individual users of the lake. Develop and promote a long term vision and plan for the continued and sustainable development of Lake St. Clair and its assets. As a first step in this process, the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative seeks to create a dynamic and memorable communications program which builds condense and pride in the region by promoting a message of discovery/re-discovery of Lake St. Clair and its rich, varied and interesting destinations.