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Saginaw Bay is located on Lake Huron, and forms the space between "The Thumb" and the rest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan on the eastern side of the state of Michigan. Bay City is a major port at the lower end of the bay. Two Charity Islands in the middle of the bay are excellent fishing grounds. The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. ... The Thumb is a region of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten; thus the Thumb is the area that looks like the thumb of the mitten. ... The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... For the fictional town seen on Another World, see Bay City (Another World). ...


The modern history of Saginaw bay dates back to early 1600s when the French were the first to explore the northern regions of American continent. File links The following pages link to this file: Michigan Categories: United States government images | Michigan maps ... File links The following pages link to this file: Michigan Categories: United States government images | Michigan maps ... It has been suggested that Northern America be merged into this article or section. ...

The first white to visit the Saginaw Bay area was Father Jacques Marquette, a French missionary priest, who came here in 1668 after establishing a mission in St. Ignace. In 1686, Father Jean Enjalran came to the valley to establish an Indian mission, but his efforts failed. // Events January - The Triple Alliance of 1668 is formed. ... St. ... Events The League of Augsburg is founded. ...

The first major settlement was at Detroit by Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac who wanted to establish a post at this strategic location to defend France's territorial interests from the British. The two nations battled for control of the region until the Treaty of Paris in 1763, when France relinquished the area to Britain. This article refers to the largest city of Michigan. ... Statue of Cadillac commemorating his landing in Detroit Antoine Laumet, dit de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658-October 15, 1730), a French explorer, was a colourful figure in the history of New France. ...

In 1776, the New England pilgrims declared their independence from Britain and formed the United States of America. For twenty years, the two fought for control before Congress made officially created the Michigan Territory in 1805. Eight years later, around 1813, Louis Campau erected an Indian trading post along the Saginaw River which led to the settlement of Saginaw in 1816, and to which the the history of other settlements of Saginaw Bay area are rooted. This article is about the year 1776. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... For albums named Pilgrim, see Pilgrim (album). ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Louis Campau (August 11, 1791–May 4, 1864) was the first permanent white settler in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, arriving in 1826. ... Saginaw is a city located in Saginaw County, Michigan. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

An escort carrier was named Saginaw Bay during World War II. USS Saginaw Bay (CVE-82) was laid down as MC hull 1119 on 1 November 1943 by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ...

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Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Saginaw River/Bay (4344 words)
Saginaw Bay priorities include remediation of PCB contaminated sediment, nonpoint pollution control, wetland restoration, and habitat restoration.
Saginaw Bay is a shallow region that once supported a rich riverine invertebrate bottom fauna, but underwent drastic changes in response to increased inputs of pollutants, primarily during the period from 1956 to 1978.
A second iteration of the Saginaw River/Bay RAP was prepared that describes the actions implemented since 1988; the current environmental status of, and goals for, Saginaw Bay and the watershed; the growth of the Saginaw RAP process; and the additional actions needed to move forward with the RAP effort.
Saginaw Bay (644 words)
Saginaw Bay (CVE-82) was laid down as MC hull 1119 on 1 November 1943 by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash.; launched on 19 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
Saginaiv Bay suffered minor damage to her exterior from the force of the blast and helped to care for men of various ships in the fleet base area who had been struck by debris from the disintegrated ship.
Saginaw Bay next participated in the pre-invasion strikes against Okinawa which began on 25 March; continued her support through the invasion on 1 April; and then supported American forces ashore until she was ordered to the United States on 29 April.
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