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Belle River is a small community in Essex County, Ontario on the south shore of Lake St. Clair within the town of Lakeshore.

Population of Belle River, according to the 2001 census, is 4,887. The population occupies an area of 3.56 kmē for a density of 1 372.8 people per kmē.

The settlement of this area began after a survey in 1793. hpdoc

As a regional shipping point in the 1850s, Belle River enjoyed a certain amount of prosperity. Throughout most of the 19th century, milling was the major industry in this small community founded by French settlers from the Detroit River area. It was also know for it's bootlegging during the US prohibition. A mule would cross frozen lake ST Clair with wiskey for the parched American's waiting on the other side


The Belle River Marina is a full service, "deep water", marina with over 270 seasonal and transient docks. Facilities include a restaurant, gas and pump-out services, 24 hour security, a double access boat ramp, washroom and private shower facilities, and numerous other amenities that are found in the adjacent Lakeview Park and Beach area.


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