Our Town

Known as the “Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes,” the City of Port Huron stretches for seven miles along the shore of the St. Clair River and the base of Lake Huron.

Its location at the international border crossing with Point Edward, Ontario, has also given the city the nickname of the Gateway to Canada. Incorporated in 1857, the City of Port Huron began as an early shipbuilding and lumber trade town and continues to host a diverse economic base today.

Domtar’s Port Huron Mill manufactures various grades of specialty paper and employs over 250 people

Here’s what the locals say:

What is the area best known for?

Blue Water—St. Clair River and Lake Huron—and the Blue Water Bridges.

What special events happen here?

The Bayview Yacht Club’s Port Huron to Mackinac
Sailboat Race, the largest freshwater sailing event of its kind in the world.

The Salmon Stakes fishing tournament and the Silver Stick youth hockey championships.

What are your town’s favorite teams?

Detroit Red Wings (hockey), Detroit Tigers (baseball) and Port Huron Predators (indoor football).

What’s your town’s best restaurant and/or dish?

Vintage Tavern (order the halibut) or Casey’s (pizza).

What’s a favorite cultural spot?

Studio 1219 artist gallery.

What should a first-time visitor do?

Walk along the St. Clair River boardwalk, watch the freighters, visit Lakeside Beach, or go on a boat ride.

What makes your town a great place to live and work?

Good food, good people, great water.

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Courtesy of Harbor House Publishers, Inc., Boyne City, MI

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