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Detroit Harbor is a bay between the southern end of Washington Island, and the northern end of Detroit Island.[2] It is located in Washington, Door County, Wisconsin. An unincorporated community also named Detroit Harbor is found on the northern side of the bay. There are three islands inside of the bay, Snake Island, Big Susie Island, and Little Susie Island.[3] The bay is dredged on either side to allow boats through, forming the East and West channels.[4] The car ferry to Washington Island goes through Detroit Harbor, before it docks.

Detroit Harbor
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Detroit Harbor West
Detroit Harbor is located in Wisconsin
Detroit Harbor
Detroit Harbor
Detroit Harbor is located in the United States
Detroit Harbor
Detroit Harbor
LocationDetroit Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates45°20′48″N 86°55′26″W / 45.3466511°N 86.9240069°W / 45.3466511; -86.9240069Coordinates: 45°20′48″N 86°55′26″W / 45.3466511°N 86.9240069°W / 45.3466511; -86.9240069
Part ofLake Michigan
Basin countriesGreat Lakes Basin
Surface elevation581 feet (177 m)
IslandsSnake Island, Big Susie Island, Little Susie Island[1]
SettlementsWashington Island, Detroit Harbor


  1. ^ "Detroit Harbor State Natural Area" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Report for: Detroit Harbor". USGNIS. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ "North End Of Lake Michigan". NOAA Charts. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Great Lakes". GPS Nautical Charts. Retrieved 27 December 2017.