Marine News from the Great Lakes

Discover The Blue Shores Of Eastern Michigan

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The City of Port Huron, Michigan, and surrounding Blue Water Area towns eagerly await the arrival of The Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Annual Meeting and International Boat Show September 9-15.

Port Huron is an excellent location for lovers of boats, fishing, kayaking, and water recreation of all kinds. Conveniently located along the Great Lakes Waterway, Lake Huron stretches north as the mighty St. Clair River runs south to Detroit. The nautical city and its surrounding towns are affectionately called the Blue Water Area because the deep waterways are truly blue in color and sometimes Caribbean turquoise.

The International Boat Show takes place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. This world class event will attract some of the finest boats from this area and from across the United States and Canada. The antique and wooden vessels will line the River Street Marina in downtown Port Huron where the public can marvel at the classic boats, many of them originally made in Michigan.

While you’re in Port Huron, take a break from the boats to see other sights in the Blue Water Area, like the Huron Lady River Cruise for a tour by water, or hop aboard the historic Blue Water Trolley for a tour by land for only 10 cents! After-hours entertainment and things to do abound in Port Huron. Grab a bite to eat downtown, choosing from over 20 cafes, diners, and taverns.

Explore the Blue Water Area’s other waterfront towns by taking the shoreline road either north to Lexington for a laid-back, beachy community or head south to the charming towns of St. Clair, Marine City, and historic Algonac.

Port Huron and the Blue Water Area will be happy to welcome the Antique and Classic Boat Society in September as well as boat-lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to enjoy some time along the waterfront.

For more information on things to do and events in the Blue Water Area, visit

This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair

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