Le Détroit du Lac Érié – 1701-1710, Volume 1, by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais and Diane Wolford Sheppard, and Volume 2, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville. Although the title is French, which reflects the original name for Détroit, the books themselves are written in English.
On 9 September 2017, the History Department at the University of Windsor awarded the Kulisek Prize to Gail Moreau-DesHarnais, Diane Wolford Sheppard, and Suzanne Boivin Sommerville for Le Détroit du Lac Érié. The prize is awarded annually to a distinguished finished project on local history.
Le Détroit du Lac Érié – 1711-1720, This two-volume set presents as detailed an account as possible of the next decade of Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit du Lac Érié. In Volume 1, the timeline from November 1709 to October 1720 (with full references) tells the chronological story of the explorations and the early historical events that eventually led to the creation of the present-day city of Detroit, Michigan. Volume 1 also includes a myriad of original documents, including legal contracts, land records, and voyageur contracts. In Volume 2, the rich history of the Detroit River Region is explored through family biographies. There is an extensive bibliography and index. In both volumes, each chapter is fully documented, and illustrated with images that explain the early years of Le Détroit du Lac Érié. These two softcover volumes, in a large 8 ½ x 11 inch format, are copiously illustrated and together they contain 790 pages. This work will be of great interest to historians, independent scholars, and anyone who is interested in fascinating history.
Carte du Lac Sainte-Claire, attributed to Antoine Laumet, sieur de Lamothe-Cadillac, 25 September 1702