Sugar Island Park - Grosse Ile Township MI

Address: Sugar Island
City: Grosse Ile Township
State: MI
Zip: 49783
County: Wayne
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Source: Martin Cote

I believe that my grandfather once owned Sugar Island. This would have been in the roaring twenties! He was quite overextended financially with many other holdings, and was pretty well wiped out by the Great Depression of the early thirties. His name was Elmer Francis Cote. Also, he owned and operated several parks in the state of Michigan, including Kent Lake (now Kensington Park) and Ramona Park in Utica. He had a traveling carnival, too, until his death in the early 1960's named Cote Amusement Company. I used to run the ferris wheel and sell tickets at various weekend locations. It was a different time, for sure. Major rides cost a quarter, and the kiddie rides were only about 15 cents!.

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Info Updates:
2/9/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
Sugar Island is a small island that sits near the southeast tip of Gross Ile. I believe that it ran from the 1900's into the 40's as a small park that had quite a large dance pavillion. The White Star Line "Steamer Tashmoo" provided service to the island which took folks out to Harsen's Island as well.
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Sugar Island Park - POST CARD FROM GARY KADAU
POST CARD FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - POST CARD FROM GARY KADAU
POST CARD FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM GARY KADAU
Sugar Island Park - PAVILLION
PAVILLION
Sugar Island Park - BASEBALL GAME AND PAVILLION
BASEBALL GAME AND PAVILLION
Sugar Island Park - OLD AD
OLD AD
Sugar Island Park - SUGAR ISLAND MI STEAMER GREYHOUND 1922
SUGAR ISLAND MI STEAMER GREYHOUND 1922
Sugar Island Park - AERIAL
AERIAL
Sugar Island Park - 1951 AERIAL PHOTO
1951 AERIAL PHOTO
Sugar Island Park - 3 SEPTEMBER 1908 AD
3 SEPTEMBER 1908 AD
Sugar Island Park - ADS FROM JULY 9 1922
ADS FROM JULY 9 1922
Sugar Island Park - COUPLE OF ADS FROM JULY 14 1923
COUPLE OF ADS FROM JULY 14 1923
Sugar Island Park - DANCING WAS FREE JULY 19 1919
DANCING WAS FREE JULY 19 1919
Sugar Island Park - JULY 14 1923 AD
JULY 14 1923 AD
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