Harsens Island Historical Society

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Tashmoo Park and The Steamer Tashmoo

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 Tashmoo Park, located 20 miles north of Detroit on Harsen’s Island, opened in 1897.  Completed in 1900, The Tashmoo Steamer was the grandest excursion steamer of her day.  For nearly 50 years, Tashmoo was Detroit’s most popular park destination, and a trip aboard the Tashmoo was a highlight of the summer season. 

 Book Price $22.00

Rails Around the Thumb

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 Discover how important railroads once were to Michigan's Thumb region in this wonderful collection of images.

 Book Price $22.00

The St. Clair River

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 This photographic record of the St. Clair River relates the common historical experiences of the major communities along the American side of the waterway.

Book Price $22.00

Committed to the Deep

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Explore the underwater treasures of the Great Lakes.

DVD Price $10.00

Original Menus from The Steamer Tashmoo

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Original 1914 2-page menu from the Steamer Tashmoo (partial image of menu shown)

Price $5.00