Show Us Your City: Grosse Ile, Michigan
A four minute tour of the island community of Grosse Ile, Michigan, a Detroit area island jewel.
Parks Canada - Cruise and Visit of Grosse-Ile - Is Culture
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Discover is culture! From 1832 to 1937, Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site served as a quarantine station for the Port of Québec, the main getaway for immigrants into Canada. This island witnessed momentous events, such as the typhus epidemic, which claimed the lives of thousands of Irish immigrants in 1847. Meet many period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the employees and immigrants residing in the quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants felt when they entered the disinfection building and learn about medicine and immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries. Walk or hop on the tourist trolley to the central part of the island to visit the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue your tour toward the hospital sector on the island's most eastern point to visit the Lazaretto, which bore witness to the tragic events of 1847.
Like Ellis Islandexternal link,Grosse Île was the main gateway in Canada for Irish immigrants.
DETROIT MEGA PROJECT - Gordie Howe Bridge - Tunnels - Bridges - DELRAY
The biggest project ever in the history of DETROIT – the GORDIE HOWE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE - has gotten closer to getting off the drawing boards into the realm of reality. In fact, the project has started despite the rancour between Canada and the USA of NAFTA and other negatives vibes sent by the Trump administration towards Canada.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge is a project to build a cable-stayed bridge and border crossing across the Detroit River. The crossing will connect Detroit and Windsor by linking Interstate 75 and Interstate 96 in Michigan with the new extension of Highway 401 (called the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway) in Ontario. This route will provide uninterrupted traffic flow, as opposed to the current configuration with the nearby Ambassador Bridge, which connects to city streets on the Canadian side. The bridge will be named after Floral, Saskatchewan born Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe, who was best known for his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.
First proposed in 2004, the project was met with prominent opposition by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun, who believed that competition from a publicly owned bridge would reduce his revenue. A Canadian federal Crown corporation, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, was established in 2012 to coordinate construction and management of the bridge. The project was approved by the United States government in April 2013. The following month, the Canadian government allocated $25 million to begin land acquisition on the Detroit side.
The project is underway, preparing the site for construction on both sides of the river and over $350 million has been spent on the project. In May 2018, the Ambassador Bridge owner failed in its appeal to stop expropriations in the Delray neighbourhood. Bridge construction started. The Bridging North America consortium was selected on July 5, 2018 to build the bridge. Minor construction will start in July 2018 and major construction in the fall of 2018. Workers broke ground on July 17, 2018.
Delray is a neighborhood and former incorporated village, located on the southwest side of Detroit, Michigan. It is isolated from other areas of Detroit by industrial warehouses and Interstate 75 (I-75). As a neighborhood, Delray has no legally defined boundaries, but its area usually extends south to the River Rouge, east to the Detroit River, west to M-85 (Fort Street) and I-75, and north to Dragoon Street at Fort Wayne or sometimes further north to Clark Street.
In 1930, Delray had approximately 23,000 residents. As of the 2010 Census, the two tracts that cover the area had a population of 2,783, a 33% decrease in population from the 2000 Census. Residents have relocated over the years due to the increased industrialization of the neighborhood. Much of Delray consists of riverfront industries, interspersed with residential properties, mostly single-family and duplexhouses. Due to this high level of disrepair, in 2007, the Detroit Metro Times described Delray as the closest thing to a ghost town within a city.
The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel (French: Tunnel Detroit-Windsor), also known as the Detroit-Canada Tunnel,is a highway tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. It is the second busiest crossing between the United States and Canada.
The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel was completed in 1930. It was the third underwater vehicular tunnel constructed in the United States, following the Holland Tunnel, between Jersey City, New Jersey, and downtown Manhattan, New York, and the Posey Tube, between Oakland and Alameda, California.
Its creation followed the opening of cross-border rail freight tunnels including the St. Clair Tunnel between Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario, in 1891 and the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel between Detroit and Windsor in 1910.
The Ambassador Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25% of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the toll bridge. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the region and US$13 billion in annual production depend on the Detroit–Windsor international border crossing.
The bridge is owned by Grosse Pointe billionaire Manuel Moroun through the Detroit International Bridge Company in the United States and the Canadian Transit Company in Canada. In 1979, when the previous owners of the bridge put it on the New York Stock Exchange and shares were traded, Moroun was able to buy shares, eventually acquiring the bridge.
MOST HAUNTED places in Michigan YOU CAN VISIT
Planning a haunted Michigan road trip? Check out Afterlife Road's compilation of 10 spooky Michigan sites YOU CAN VISIT!
Locations featured in this video:
1. Rotary Park (Livonia, MI):
2. Glendale Cemetery (Okemos, MI):
3. Bath Memorial Park (Bath, MI):
4. Eaton County Courthouse (Charlotte, MI):
5. Rosevear Park (Owosso, MI):
6. Grand Ledge, MI:
7. The Burning Bed Site (Dansville, MI):
8. Seven Gables Road (Dansville, MI):
9. Eloise Asylum (Westland, MI)
10. Michigan State Prison (Jackson, MI):
(Remember: if a public property, always gain permission to investigate after regular business hours)
AFTERLIFE ROAD features original song The Road by The Coroners:
Bent and Broken by Kevin Macleod
Let's Visit Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle has been a major park in Detroit, MI for many years, but it has recently become a state park. I check out some of the different features of the island from the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Beach, and other places of interest on the island. At spots in the park, you can also get a great view of downtown Detroit and Windsor!
Drone Exploration of Belle Isle, Detroit, MI (DJI Phantom 4 Pro) [4K]
Belle Isle is a 982-acre (1.534 sq mi; 397 ha) island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. The U.S.-Canada border is in the channel south of Belle Isle such that the island is not in Canada. Owned by the city of Detroit, Belle Isle is managed as a state park by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources through a 30-year lease initiated in 2013; it was previously a city park. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States and is the third largest island in the Detroit River after Grosse Ile and Fighting Island. It is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge.
The island is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments, among other attractions. It is also the site of a Coast Guard station. The Detroit Yacht Club sits on an adjacent island, connected to Belle Isle by a bridge. The former Belle Isle Zoo site is now closed.
2:32 – James Scott Memorial Fountain
3:30 – Belle Isle Casino
4:56 – MV Robert S. Pierson
7:57 – Dossin Great Lakes Museum
8:35 – Belle Isle Conservatory and Garden
9:32 – Nancy Brown Peace Carillon
10:38 – Remick Band Shell
11:16 – Flynn Pavilion
Let's Visit Birmingham, MI
In this video, I head over to Birmingham, MI. I walk around the downtown area as well as head over to Old Woodward (and eventually to Woodward Ave) where the annual Woodward Dream Cruise takes place, home to numerous classic cars!
Australia Top 10 Roadtrip East Coast
A roadtrip along the East Coast of Australia is a paradise for backpackers! There are many wildlife encounters and the nature is just stunning! In this short video I want to share the very best places with you!
1. Magnetic Island, Queensland: This Island is also called Maggie. A large colony of koalas can be found on the island as well as kangaroos. The bays and easygoing environment make it an ideal holidays spot. Stay in one of the bays with fabulous views:
2. watching crocs in Daintree forest, Queensland: What is more fascinating than watching crocs in real life? Here you will get the chance to see the crocs from nearby. Explore the river with a combined stay at:
3. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: The largest natural coral reef in the world. The fishes and corals are amazing!
Amazing stay in Cairns:
4. Fraser Island, Queensland: The largest sand island in the world is a great place to spot the pure dingo. The waters of Lake McKenzie make your skin 10 years younger!
5. Skyrail Kuranda, Queensland: the combination of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway makes for a fabulous day trip! Fabulous place to stay:
6. Coastal walkway Noosa, Queensland: Walk the coastal walkway from Noosa to Sunshine Beach and take the bus back for gorgeous views of the coastline. Great place to stay:
7. Sydney, New South Wales: As the capital of New South Wales, it is the most populous city in Australia. The stunning natural beaty with the additional Harbour Bridge and the Opera House make this city a must see! Stay at:
8. The 'Prom' Wilsons Promontory, Victoria: The Southernmost tip of the mainland of Australia offers spectacular scenery with mountains and coastal wilderness!
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9. Montague Island, New South Wales: Montague Island is a protected nature reserve where you will find many gannets, seals and penguins. Recommended place to stay:
10. Blue Mountains, New South Wales: Here you will find stunning natural attractions like sandstone cliffs, huge forests, big waterfalls and of course the famous Three Sisters!
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Driving with Scottman895: Michigan City, IN Driving Tour
Michigan City is located in the northwest corner of Indiana right along Lake Michigan between St. Joseph, MI and Gary, IN (about an hour east of Chicago). I take a drive into downtown Michigan City, IN, drive around the downtown area, and then make my way back to I-94.
As you could tell from the video, I had no set agenda with this video as I just wanted to drive around the area and film as I go.
Driving Downtown - Detroit 4K - USA
Driving Downtown - Detroit Michigan USA - Episode 27.
Starting Point: Fort St .
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state. Detroit's metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the fourteenth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States and the second-largest in the Midwestern United States (behind Chicago).
The Detroit–Windsor area, a commercial link straddling the Canada–U.S. border, has a total population of about 5.7 million. The Detroit metropolitan region holds roughly one-half of Michigan's population. Detroit is a major port on the Detroit River, a strait that connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest economic region in the Midwest, behind Chicago, and the thirteenth-largest in the United States.
Detroit was founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a party of settlers. With expansion of the automobile industry, the Detroit area emerged as a significant metropolitan region within the United States in the early 20th century, when the city became the fourth-largest in the country for a period. In the 1950s and 1960s, expansion continued with construction of a regional freeway system.
Due to industrial restructuring and loss of jobs in the auto industry, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to present. Between 2000 and 2010 the city's population fell by 25 percent, changing its ranking from the nation's 10th-largest city to 18th. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60 percent drop from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census. This resulted from suburbanization, industrial restructuring, and the decline of Detroit's auto industry. Following the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs or other states or nations, the city has focused on becoming the metropolitan region's employment and economic center.
The erstwhile rapid growth of the city left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places of the first half of the 20th century, with many of them falling into disrepair or torn down since the 1960s. Conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces since the 2000s and allowed several large-scale revitalisations. Downtown Detroit has held an increased role as a cultural destination in the 21st century, with the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and a handful of other neighborhoods has increased. Some other neighborhoods remain distressed, with extensive abandonment of properties.
The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, declared a financial emergency for the city in March 2013, appointing an emergency manager. On July 18, 2013, Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. It was declared bankrupt by Judge Steven W. Rhodes of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on December 3, 2013; he cited its $18.5 billion debt and declared that negotiations with its thousands of creditors were unfeasible. On November 7, 2014, Judge Rhodes approved the city's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to begin the process of exiting bankruptcy. The City of Detroit successfully exited Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy with all finances handed back to the city at midnight on December 11, 2014.
Several major corporations are based in the city, including three Fortune 500 companies. The most heavily represented sectors are manufacturing (particularly automotive), finance, technology, and health care. The most significant companies based in Detroit include: General Motors, Quicken Loans, Ally Financial, Compuware, Shinola, American Axle, Little Caesars, DTE Energy, Lowe Campbell Ewald, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Rossetti Architects.
About 80,500 people work in downtown Detroit, comprising one-fifth of the city's employment base. Aside from the numerous Detroit-based companies listed above, downtown contains large offices for Comerica, Chrysler, HP Enterprise, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and Ernst & Young. Ford Motor Company is located in the adjacent city of Dearborn.