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DeTour Passage Historical Museum
DeTour Passage Historical Museum of Michigan!
"Bringing You a Season of Memories"


Visit this quaint little museum full of great maritime surprises spanning 200 years of history! Located next to the Ferry Dock on Elizabeth Street!


Visit DeTour Michigan where year-round activities, events, and attraction abound!

Enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, mushrooming, spotting birds, diving the preserve, snowmobiling, viewing the passing freighters, browsing our DeTour Botanical Gardens, exploring our beaches, visiting our museum, and much more!


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DeTour Michigan Driving Directions Guide - avoid the other "detours" in the road, plan ahead and click on this link for a map. Gives directions from your home to ours.
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Welcome to the DeTour Michigan's Area Information and Links!
The Maritime Village of the Great Lakes!
The DeTour Harbor of Refuge & Marina is located in downtown DeTour and is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, a laundromat, banks, churches, a grocery, sport shop and post office. The marina features 80 slips from 30' to 100' with 30 to 50 amp service, fuel available, rest rooms & showers, pump-out, water, ice Computer Modem availability, 2 launch ramps and much more! >>Click here to visit the DNR's Web Page for the DeTour Harbor and Marina.
DeTour Harbor and Marina - Photos by Gina Harman

The DeTour Botanical Gardens - Photos of Flowers by Gina Harman
The DeTour Botanical Gardens
Countless hours of tender care go into this beautiful oasis of gardens. Volunteers start working on Thursday Mornings and continue into the evening with shovels, rakes, buckets, nippers, and wheelbarrows. Smiling faces and willing hands are ready to dig in for whatever the project may be for the day. You can hear happy voices as we week, plant or simply move mulch.
DeTour Botanical Gardens Open to the Public
A true source of community pride - these gardens are open to the public and provide a rare solitary gem contained in a semi-wilderness setting. Summer gardens are filled with annuals and perennials with the rose gardens holding 30 different varieties! Located just south of town on H34.
DeTour Historical Photo of the Reff Light DeTour Reef Light
DeTour Village marks the southern entrance to DeTour Passage and the St. Mary's River, the connecting route between Lake Huraon and Lake Superior. There has been a light at DeTour, located on the mainland, since 1848. It was rebuilt in 1861 with the same design as the Manitou Island Light and Whitefish Point light on Lake Superior. Since then, the light has been refitted several times, in the early 1900's,
the Lighthouse Board proposed to make the DeTour light more distinctive and recognizable, by installing a new Fresnel lens that would produce a fixed light varied by a flash which was installed in 1908. The lens, along with the lantern room in which it was placed, are the only parts of the onshore light station that were retained when the present structure was built in 1931. The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society has begun a restoration project on the offshore lighthouse, which is now one mile offshore.
DeTour Passage Historical Museum - photo of Fresnel lens from Reef Light with staff Photo by Gina Harman DeTour Passage Historical Museum
Exhibits include clothing, pictures, record books and Native American Artifacts. The marine display features the Fresnel lens from the DeTour Reef Light and many other items.
DeTour Village Area Lakeshore
Explore DeTour Michigan's sandy beaches and their rocky ones too. There is fun for everyone who walks these lakeshores - full of wonder and beauty.
DeTour Village - Relaxing and Peaceful Atmosphere
People in the Detour Area - both residence and guests, enjoy finding outdoor activities to keep themselves busy. Immerse your day in a place that is filled
with water, gorgeous views, friendly people, and great events. Plan your next vacation with us!

Please visit our Calendar of Events Page for listings of the great things we do here in DeTour Michigan!

Blessing of the Bikes - DeTour Michigan

Blessing of the Bikes
Visit: upblessing.com
for information regarding the Annual Blessing of the Bikes. This has been an honor bestowed upon the Village of DeTour and we invite you to browse the site.


More Marina Information:
This first rate marina was build in the 1980's and is operated by the Dep of Natural Resources. It is the second largest in the state. Enlarged in 1991, it can now serve as many as a hundred boats. In 1990 the marina registered 4,200 boats and 12,000 visitors and those numbers have since increased with the new addition.

The boat yard does repairs on all types of boats plus offers storage for 50-75 boats and launching with a 20 ton open end marine travel lift.
>>Click here to visit the DNR's Web Page for the DeTour Harbor and Marina.


The DeTour Passage Underwater Preserve
Featuring dive sites such as the John B. Merrill - south of Drummond Island.

The JC Ford shipwreck near Little Trout Island. This was a steamer that had exploded in 1924 - just aprox 15 ' under water.

A tugboat named the General - 97 ' boat which went down in 1930 and is found near DeTour Passage and partially above water!
>>Click here to visit the DeTour Passage Underwater Preserve Website for more information.
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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