Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

Runs between Utica and Yates , Yates

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This sign was originally at the end of the canal in Bloomer Park. It is now at Yates Crossing.

Photo taken by Jim Allen in Oct. 2020

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Description 

This canal was planed to connect Lake St. Clair to Lake Michigan, starting at the Clinton River in Mt. Clemens & ending at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. However, due to lack of funds less than 1/10 of the total planed distance was built. The construction started in 1838 at what is now Canal Park in Mt. Clemens & ended in 1843 at what is now Bloomer Park in Rochester.

About half of the canal that was built is listed on the National Register (the section from Utica to Yates Crossing). Although the locks no longer exist, parts of the aqueduct that crossed the Clinton River at Yates Crossing still exist.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1972
Reference number
72000638
Area of significance
Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1838

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2021: Updated by Jim Allen: added description
  • May 20, 2021: New photo from Jim Allen
  • May 20, 2021: New photo from Jim Allen
  • May 19, 2021: New photos from Jim Allen
  • October 2, 2012: Added by Rattrak

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