Went and hung out with beginning photography class tonight. They were doing a nighttime shoot in Downtown Wyandotte. I love shooting the car lights as they pass by. I got a few good shots but I loved how this one came out because even though it was pretty dark, I can still see the fall colors on the tree.
Eber B. Ward, pioneer industrialist in many fields, built the Eureka Iron Works in Wyandotte in 1854. Here iron ore from Upper Michigan was smelted into iron in furnaces that were heated by charcoal made from wood cut in the surrounding forests. Here in 1864 the first steel ingots were made by the Bessemer Steel process, a method actually developed by the American, William Kelly, but named for Sir Henry Bessemer. The next year the first Bessemer steel rails were rolled at the Wyandotte mill. Once its value had been proven, Kelly's process was quickly adopted by other companies. Plagued by many difficulties, the Eureka Works was forced to cease operations in 1892.
This marker is located in Bishop Park, in Wyandotte, MI.
Bishop Park is situated along the Detroit River and is contiguous to the Wyandotte Central Business District. The 12.2 acre park is the second largest of the 13 parks in the city. The park offers excellent fishing opportunities from its large fishing pier. The park also features a concession stand (hours vary) with an open air wood deck picnic area, umbrellas, restrooms, two large picnic shelters, playground equipment and basketball courts. Bishop Park is the site for various city events including the Annual Fireworks Display, the Children’s Fishing Derby and Expo and various Waterside Concerts throughout the summer.
Along the Detroit River on Van Alstyne from Elm Street to Vinewood.