Lake St. Clair, named after the first governor of the Northwest Territory
- General Arthur St. Clair, is located between Great Lakes Erie and Huron.
Another legend has it that explorer LaSalle named it in honor of Saint
Clair due to it's beauty. Though not a Great Lake, Lake St. Clair plays a vital role in the St.
Lawrence Seaway. It's area is approximately 460 square miles with an
average depth of 10 feet and maximum depth of 21 feet. Being a relatively
shallow lake with a sandy bottom, it offers many little bays and sandy
beaches throughout the St. Clair Flats delta. Because of this it has one
of the largest concentrations of pleasure boats in the world.
the North end is Anchor Bay which received it's name from the many
schooners that anchored there in the mid 1800's. At that time the area had
no aids to navigation at night. Travel into and through the St. Clair
River at night was thus very dangerous. Schooners would seek nighttime
shelter in the Anchor Bay area and continue their voyage in the morning.