Commonly called Boblo Island, the island was home to an amusement park in 1898.
The island is 4 kilometres long and 0.8 km wide. The Park had whirling rides, organ music and brightly glowing lights. For almost 100 years the island was only accessible by classic steam-powered riverboats.
The beach on Bois Blanc Island, Ontario circa 1903
The Island has now been renovated for luxury homes and many of the structures have been torn down.
The island is home to a square blockhouse of wooden construction and a limestone imperial-style lighthouse dating back to the 1830s.
Photos: Published by Photogelatine Engraving Company; Detroit Publishing Co; Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company, Wikimedia Commons.