In this month's installment of our look back to the 1950’s, we visit the Western gateway to the North Channel. Cruisers from the lower Lakes, would mostly likely pass this way as they proceed to their favorite cruising grounds, and it is telling. The Great Lakes Cruising Club has, surely, come a long way, but so has Detour. It wasn’t lost on the State of Michigan how important this channel is to not only to freighter traffic, but small boat traffic. The upgraded marina is a far cry from the marina of 1950. So as you view this report on Detour, make sure to read the current Harbor Report.