A group of Monroe citizens form an organization called the Industrial Commission, which later became known as the Monroe Port Commission.

Construction of a dock, crane, and terminal building is completed along the turning basin.

North Star Steel opens

The ultra-modern mini mill begins producing special bar quality steel. Today the mill is operated by Gerdau.

The sale of 163 acres of Port-owned land to The North Star Steel Company is approved.

Immigrants pour through Monroe at LaPlaisance Bay, which at that time was the only port on the western end of Lake Erie. LaPlaisance Bay was a bustling spot since the harbor and canal had not been dredged yet.