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On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range from 19th-century sailing vessels to modern hydroplane racing boats. You can also see yachts owned by automobile magnates from the 1920s and 1930s.
Anne Louis Brown was renowned by her pen name Nancy Brown. An advice columnist in the early 1920s with the Detroit News, her real name was a closely guarded secret. Such was her popularity, that readers of her column would do anything she said which included coming to the opening of the Detroit Institute of Arts and attend a religious service. This neo-gothic, clock tower was erected on the behest of Nancy Brown with donations from her readers. Unveiled in 1940, this 80-footer (24.38 meters) is named in her honor. Nancy Brown Peace Carillon is an ode to peace. It was also during its unveiling, that this famous columnist revealed who she was to the massive crowd gathered. The tower at Belle Isle has seen many concerts in its past and presents a scenic spot for photographs with Lake Tacoma and Detroit River forming a lovely foreground and background.
An impressive micro-brewery, Craft Heads Brewing Company has quite the selection of beers on offer. Its 30 taps pour inventive brews like passion fruit-infused Galaxy IPA, blueberry-flavored Blues' Beery Blonde, nutty Squirrel Nut Brown, and peanut butter porter. There are also a few rotating beers of which the Imperial Heffy is a must try. In addition to delicious beers, Craft Heads Brewing Company serves refreshing coffee and food for those interested. Open until the wee hours of the night, this is the place to satiate your cravings with delicious beer and wood-fired pizzas.
A masterpiece by artists Cass Gilbert and Herbert Adams, James Scott Memorial Fountain is a magnificent fountain located at the western tip of the Belle Isle. James Scott was an infamous businessman who wished to be commemorated after his death, he left a sizable amount to finance a fountain and the result was simply awe-inspiring. The fountain bowl is as wide as 500 feet (152 meter) and it has eight smaller pools. Bas reliefs celebrating the city of Detroit can be see on a pedestal that holds another larger bowl. Water jets fire from all angles with the highest one reaching more than 120 feet (63.5 meter). A spectacular sight in itself, one simply cannot miss the James Scott Memorial Fountain when touring the city.
Capitol Theatre is located in the cultural center of Windsor city along the Detroit river. This Theater, which first opened its doors in the year 1920, is now the hub of art and culture in the city and still retains that rustic charm and grandeur. The theater has 3 large event spaces that are host to plays, concerts, comedy shows, dances and much more. Capitol Theatre is also the home of the renowned Windsor Symphony Orchestra and many of the most prestigious art groups of the city.