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Ted Roelofs, "Oil and water: Searching for truth on the Mackinac pipeline" : With 23 million gallons of oil and gas passing beneath the Straits of Mackinac each day, Bridge weighs the evidence on the safety of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.
Ted Roelofs, "Enbridge: Trust us to be safe" : Enbridge Energy has historically kept inspection data about the Straits of Mackinac pipeline to itself.
Native Americans are getting back to their roots on Friday, August 27, 2010 with a Detroit River Canoe Crossing to enforce the 1974 Jay Treaty Rights led by the American Indian Movement of Michigan. 200 canoes will journey across Detroit's, Belle Isle Island/Park to Windsor, Ontario, and back.
The River Crossing will be a kick off for the American Indian Movement of Michigan hosting of a Pow Wow in Lincoln Park, MI.
Source : Brita Brookes, "Michigan Asserts Sovereignty Rights in Canoe Crossing", Censored News, August 27, 2010.
A former mulatto Civil War soldier was lynched in Mason on this day, accused of attacking a local farmer's female relatives with an ax in a dispute over wages.
Lynching beyond Dixie [electronic resource] : American mob violence outside the South / edited by Michael J. Pfeifer. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2013. See pages 212-215.
Abraham Lincoln only once set foot on Michigan soil when he visited Kalamazoo on August 27, 1856 to campaign for Presidential Candidate John Charles Fremont. His connections to the state, however, go beyond this one visit. For more information, see Bob Garrett, "Abraham Lincoln’s Michigan", Seeking Michigan, Archives of Michigan, August 24, 2010.
The text of Lincoln’s Kalamazoo speech had seemed lost to time. Then, Tom Starr, a Lincoln enthusiast from Royal Oak, Michigan found it. In 1930, Starr discovered a bound volume of 1856 Detroit Advertiser issues. The volume had fallen behind the shelf at the Detroit Public Library. While paging through it, Starr discovered that the Advertiser had published a verbatim transcript of Lincoln’s Kalamazoo speech! In the speech, Lincoln talked at length about slavery and sectional tensions. Lincoln's Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856
Source : Michigan History, July/August 2011.
On August 27, 1818, the Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes, arrived in Detroit. She was owned by the Lake Erie Steamboat Company and ran between Buffalo and Detroit, with additional stops in Cleveland and Erie, PA.
As she passed Amherstberg, the Canadian shore was thronged with bug-eyed Indians amazed by the smoke-belching monster that moved against the current without the aid of sails. Cracker barrel wits solemnly assured them that the vessel was being towed by a school of trained sturgeons, an explanation willingly accepted.
Lacking a whistle, the Walk-in-the-Water signaled her approach to Detroit by firing a small four-pound cannon carried on her forward deck. Everyone in town turned out to greet her as she headed into her berth
Michigan Historical Society
All Our Yesterdays: A Brief History of Detroit by Frank Bury Woodford, Arthur M. Woodford, pp.130-131.
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