Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Detroit River

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DETROIT RIVER, or STRAIT of ST. CLAIR, a river or strait of North America, which runs from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. It is 28 miles long, and of sufficient depth for the navigation of large vessels. It is about three-fourths of a mile wide opposite Detroit and enlarges as it descends.