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Rich in opportunity, our Upper Peninsula Community of DeTour Michigan offers Highspeed Broadband Internet - located on our water tower shown below.
Water Tower where highspeed antenna is located.  Photo by Gina Harman.
DeTour has so much to offer - Marina, Ferry, Growing Industrial Park, Wireless Broadband and yet it is charming, private, and wooded!
Welcome to the Maritime Village of the Great Lakes - Detour, Michigan!

This is the Official Detour Village Municipal Website

Here you will find vital local information for both residence and guests that are visiting the area.
Detour Michigan Web Cam Image Below
Detour Michigan Web Cam
Detour Village of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is located NE of the Mackinac Bridge at the Straits of DeTour Passage where the magnificent St. Mary's River joins beautiful Lake Huron. Known as the "Gateway to the North Channel," and a vacation spot for family, friends, fisherman, and more - DeTour is a Peaceful Place to live and visit!
DeTour Village is committed to the quaint life style that the Upper Peninsula affords those who live here. Visit our Area Information page for more info.
As the Gateway to the North Channel - DeTour Experiences Heavy Traffic
Each year hundreds of boats and freighters come through this passage to move up to the Soo Locks. Each year to celebrate this event - DeTour holds its annual Freighter Races!
DeTour Village of Michigan's Upper Peninsula - photo of freighter on St Mary's River by Gina Harman
Children, families, and friends all join in on this fun event. Created out of cardboard, teams make their greatest freighter designs and race them to the finish! Visit our Calendar of Events for more info.
Downtown DeTour Village Downtown DeTour Michigan - a quiet town with great opportunities!
Enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere that DeTour has to offer!

A Brief History
DeTour and Its Woods and Water
DeTour Village was incorporated in 1899. The earliest residents of DeTour were Indians who established encampments here well before early European travelers passed this way. Some of the early European explorers included Father Marquette, Louis Joliet, Antoine De La Cadillac and Sieur De La Salle.

DeTour Township was organized on March 28th, 1850 under the name Warner Township until March 1899, when it was incorporated as the Village of DeTour. In the early 1800's and 1900's DeTour was a mill town. Commercial fishing was also a growing industry that still survives to this day.

In the mid 1980's DeTour Passage became the new home to a first rate marina built and operated by the Department of Natural Resources - it is the second largest in the state.
Historical Photo of DeTour Village citizen and boat - Fr. Theodore Bateski Pictured to the left - "The Hunter", owned by Fr. Theodore Bateski, used for tourist sightseeing and fishing trips! Father Bateski dedicated 50 years to the growth of DeTour and was known as the "The Fighting Priest of DeTour" for his many accomplishments for the area!

Our Name - more than just a road sign.

During the early days, commerce was by water and all traffic came past DeTour going to and from Mackinac Island and Detroit to the Sault, Lake Superior and Canada. Since ships and canoes made a turn to go west to Mackinac or southeast to Detroit, the name DeTour was given which means, in French, "the turn". The Chippewa Indian name for this area was 'Giwideonaning' meaning, "Point which we go around in a canoe".



For more great DeTour Michigan History, please visit this link:
detourvillage.com
DeTour Village Municiple Offices
260 South Superior
P.O. Box 397
DeTour Village, Michigan 49725
Phone: 906/297-5471
Fax: 906/297-2107
TDD: 800/649-3777
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