An Island in Troubled Waters
by Annessa Carlisle
It’s been a picnic ground, an amusement park and home to million-dollar mansions, but few know the complex story behind the Canadian island adopted by Detroiters as their own.
Bob-Lo: An Island in Troubled Waters brings to life with vivid detail not only the numerous changes that have swept over the island with the tides of time, but specifically the impact it has had on its longest-residing private citizen, Dorothy Tresness. Her story is as turbulent as the history of the island itself. The beloved Bob-Lo Boats are gone, the rides are dismantled, but the story of Bob-Lo is far from over as Dorothy, in her 80s, steadfastly holds claim to her private slice of island paradise.