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WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM Dan McKinnon Ron Rose
From THE DETROIT ALMANAC:
The Seven Sisters were the most distinctive feature on the Detroit River for 75 years, a landmark for sailors and aviators alike. Built between 1914 and 1921, they stood 352 feet tall at the foot of Lycaste treet at the Connors Creek Power Plant. Their part of the plant had been idle for 13 years before Detroit Edison imploded them in August 1996, sending 9 million tons of bricks, steel and cement thundering to the ground. Despite their absence, no Great Lakes freighters have reported getting lost.
Thanks for featuring that photo and my very modest contribution.
Once the tallest structure in Detroit and long a landmark to sailors on Lake St. Clair, the detonated stacks of the "Seven Sisters" settle atop the rubble of the electric plant that powered the automobile revolution.
Shortly after 9am, August 10, 1996, a series of four deafening explosions shook the Detroit morning as the city's most prominent east side landmark, known locally as the "Seven Sisters," collapsed to the earth.
Robert Briolat, Farmington Hills MI
I could look out from Sinbad's or the Roostertail and view the smokestacks.
===================== Sheldon Brown, South Lyon MI
My mother and father watched them being blown down from their boat years ago. Pretty cool thing to watch!
===================== Ronald Woodhouse, St. Clair Shores MI
That was a power station on the Detroit River.
I recall thinking, as a child, why was the riverfront all factories with little access to the river?
Ellie Schmidt, Brooksville FL
I have eight sisters (9 girls) and I remember the "seven sisters" outings sponsored by Detroit Edison in the late 60's. We had to borrow a neighbor one time for the outing because the older girls were grown and out of town by then. Good memories.
===================== Anna Wassenaar, Seattle WA
Nice photo there, Wass.
===================== Dave DeVor, Trenton MI
It was located at the foot of Conner Creek.
I believe the boat yard was first called General Boats, then sold operated as Holiday Harbor, then sold again and operated as Sinbad's at foot of Beniteau. However, if the water pictured is the Harding canal, the boat yard is Keans.
===================== Dennis Salisbury, Lady Lake FL
Great Walleye fishing in the river right off the stacks. Living in Florida now I yearn for the clear blue water of the Great Lakes and Detroit River.
===================== James Travis, Macomb MI
I took a tour through the plant in sixth grade for a science project on electricity, Which won me
a blue medal and a trip to Cobo hall.
===================== Dennis R. Green, West Bloomfield MI
What an eyesore they were viewed from the river!
===================== Roy Seppanen, Roseville MN
Sailers on the river used it for a landmark.
===================== Earl Waters, Sanford FL
Was near the foot of Alter Rd. As a kid I fished there.
===================== Edward Bandlow, Miharashi, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
We used to see them from the Bob-Lo Boat and when "pickerel" fishing on the Detroit River.
===================== Jeff Zarza, Detroit MI
I watched while they imploded them from Wayne State's Clock Tower at Old Main.
===================== Bob Weidendorf, Farmington MI
Picture of Detroit Edison Boat Club?
===================== Alan Lapshan, Ormond Beach FL
I was a guest at the Edison Boat Club many times.
===================== Tom Beaubien, Glen Ivy CA
A great landmark when flying around the area.
===================== Esther Stein, Toronto Ont Canada
I lived on the Canadian side of the Detroit River most of my life. These smoke stacks were what we saw from my house.
===================== Charlene Ortleib, St. Clair Shores MI
I remember counting the smokestacks when
I was a little girl.
===================== Linda Sigrist, Sturgis MI
My grandmother first told me about these "sisters."
===================== James Haile, Dunnellon FL
When we were kids, we played on sand piles near there.
===================== Wesley Halleck, Kent WA
Always wondered why they didn't count the other two.
===================== Edgar Lewis, Southfield MI
A Windsor landmark and beacon for generations of sailors.
===================== Lee Rusetzke, White Lake MI
Lived just down the road at East Jefferson and Chalmers.
===================== Judy Craig, ??? FL
I remember them as a landmark when sailing.
===================== Raymond Rodriguez, Northville MI
The power plant was a marker that the Great Lakes carriers used. They knew they were heading into the Detroit River channel and had
to make a turn.
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