First settled in 1805, Algonac was originally called Pointe du Chene (Oak Point). Indian agent Henry Rowe Schoolcraft coined the name Algonac from the Algonquin Indian Tribe and the suffix "ac" meaning place.
In 1922, Christopher Columbus Smith and his four sons, Jay ., Bernard, Owen and Hamilton, established the Chris Smith and Sons Boat Company in Algonac. For more than sixty years, this worldwide boat building empire was a leader in producing standardized powered pleasure boats. The Chris Craft plant employed many area residents.
Algonac is a boating and waterfront community offering many seasonal water activities, as well as marinas, shopping, dining, accommodations, historical museum and many family activities attracting land lovers and seafarers alike.
Take from the Blue Water Area Visitors Guide
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Population: 4,706 (2000)
Median Age 32.90 years
Median Household Income $26,237 (1990)
City Hall: 805 St. Clair River Drive (810) 794-9361
Library: Algonac/Clay Township Library
2011 St. Clair River Drive
Parks: Riverfront Park
located along the St. Clair River
Museum: Algonac Historial Museum
1240 St. Clair River Drive
Events: Pickerel Tournament during the 4th of July weekend
Concerts in the park during the summer
Algonac Art Show during Labor Day weekend
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School District: Algonac Schools
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