The city of Algonac, with its web of waterways was known as the "Venice of Michigan" around the turn of the century. The 1.5 square mile city has a population of about 4,600. Algonac is also known as the water speed capital of the world, a tribute to the days of Chris Smith and Gar Wood, who made speed boat history here. There is ferry service from downtown Algonac to Walpole and Russell islands in the St. Clair River. Demographics
Joseph M. Sobota
City Hall: 805 St. Clair River Drive. - 810-794-9361.
Businesses: Two major grocery stores and assorted other shops.
Library: Algonac / Clay Township Library - 2011 St. Clair River Drive
Shopping: Two primary shopping areas are in the city. Both have major grocery stores and assorted other shops. About a hundred members belong to the Greater Algonac Chamber of Commerce.
Museum: Algonac Historical Museum is located on the Saint Clair River in a historical building at 1240 Saint Clair River drive.
Parks: Riverfront Park, along the St. Clair River has space to fish, picnic, or watch the ships from many lands pass by. There is also an access site for boaters to launch their boats.
Big Events: Pickerel Tournament 4th of July weekend, concerts in the park during the summer, Algonac Art Show is Labor Day Weekend.
Schools: One high school, a middle school, five elementary schools. The students come from Clay, Cottrellville and Ira. There is one elementary school on Harsen's Island.