- river flowing south from Lake St. Clair into Lake Erie: c. 31 mi (50 km)
Origin of Detroitfrom French détroit, a strait: so named because it connects the lakes
- city in SE Mich., on the Detroit River
Origin of Detroitafter the river
A city of southeast Michigan on the Detroit River, a waterway, about 50 km (30 mi) long, marking the Canadian border between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Founded by French settlers in 1701, Detroit was the center of the US automobile industry in the 1900s.x
- The Jay Treaty was ratified in the same year, and in 1796 the British finally evacuated Detroit and the Maumee and Sandusky forts.
- Toledo is served by the Ann Arbor, the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, the Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee, the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line, the Hocking Valley, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, the Michigan Central, the Pennsylvania, the Pere Marquette, the Toledo, St Louis & Western, the Wabash, and the Wheeling & Lake Erie railways, by a "belt line" (30 m.
- Instead of using our usual tip line, we conveyed the information directly to Detroit where the abduction took place.
- General Brock drove him back and forced him to surrender at Detroit on the 16th of August.
- For twenty-five years he lived at Detroit and other places in America, paying occasional visits to Europe, and all the time carrying his life in his hand.