Establishment & Dredging

The Port of Monroe is one of the oldest ports on the Great Lakes. Established in 1932 after a general vote of the Monroe electorate, the Port was constructed in the late 1930s and 40s under a Public Works Administration grant and bonds backed by the Port Commission and Monroe Industry. The photos below depict initial dredging operations to construct the navigable waterway to the Port of Monroe via the river raisin.

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