A group of 10th grade students propose installing signs showing a historic canal site, and they are getting some recognition from historians and their school.
They want people to know about the history and location of the Clinton-Kalamazoo canal, a project that was initiated in 1838 by Governor Steven T. Mason which was to connect Lake St. Clair with Lake Michigan.
The 10th grade U.S. History students at the University Liggett School visited the Canal Park on December 8. They have learned that when the project began, digging was begun near what today is Mount Clemens. The project was abandoned after several years because the financing bank ran out of money.
The students hope to erect signs in Canal Park in Clinton Township giving visitors a better understanding of the 216 foot Clinton-Kalmazoo Canal. They presented their plans to the Clinton Township Historical Commission and are awaiting a response.