The Skyscrapers of Detroit from the Air-View over Michigan Avenue to Detroit River.
It was Detroit's geographic position that gave to the city its name. The water we see in the background is the Detroit River which connects Lake Huron with Lake Erie. The name Detroit means strait-détroit. This river is one of the greatest waterways in the world for over it passes more shipping than passes over the Suez and Panama Canals combined.
The city is beautifully situated with a river front of about eleven miles. In the distance, connected with the mainland by a bridge, we see Detroit's famed island park, Bell Isle. Across the river is Windsor, Ontario. Michigan Avenue is the street that extends ribbonlike straight before us toward the river. In the skyline before us the Penobscot is the tallest building. It is forty-seven stories high with a beacon ninety feet above the roof.