is a small private island in the St. Clair River
in the U.S. state
at between Algonac
, and Walpole Island
. It is immediately north of Harsens Island
, of which it can be considered the northernmost extension, and includes two smaller islands, Anderson Island on the northwest, and "The Gold Coast" on the southwest.The island, which is only accessible via the Russell Island Ferry
, contains about 150 cottages. There are no cars on the island; the only motorized vehicles are golf carts.
Russell Island is part of Clay Township in St. Clair County and is an acceptable name for the Algonac ZIP code 48001, which serves most of the township on the mainland.
- The Geology of Michigan, Donald F. Eschman and John Adam Dorr