Port Huron and the Great Lakes Maritime Center, a great place for boat watching!

A great place for ship watching!

Many people enjoy the pastime of watching freighters sailing in various parts of the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway. All have a favorite spot to watch and photograph from, but most have a spot that they dream of visiting someday. For many, that spot is Port Huron with its Great Lakes Maritime Center, home to the international headquarters of boatnerd.com.

The Blue Water Bridge with the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse’s green flash in the distance.

Salties and Lakers, Tankers and ‘Footers’ pass by the watchers at the Maritime Center on a regular basis. Following is a random gathering of ships that have sailed past Port Huron in the last year. Most were photographed from the Maritime Center, but some were captured at the Blue Water Bridge or the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.


Port Huron Edition 1

Kaye E. Barker heading downbound.

Port Huron is a unique and beautiful place, from the waterways, bridges, boats, and freighters to the architecture, landscapes, and skies, there are many sites that can only be found in the maritime center that is Port Huron.  Here is the first in a series of slideshows featuring Port Huron’s picturesque beauty and unique individuality.

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I love Port Huron.

I have not lived here long, but I have grown very fond of this area and Most of the people here.  I enjoy blogging about the awesome people, places, and happenings around town.  But, because I have not lived here long I may not know some of the Off-the-beaten-path great spots that are uniquely Port Huron.

If there is something that you would like to see here, whether it is a place you love, your business, or just something you would like to see shared here, please leave a comment or send me an email (you can find the address on my about me page) feel free to.

Come Explore Port Huron, MI

In the heart of the Blue Water Area is the picturesque maritime capital of the Great Lakes, known as Port Huron, Michigan.  Home of the international border crossing, the majestic Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron offers visitors and residents alike an array of exciting adventures, breathtaking scenery, and historic as well as modern maritime memories and memorabilia. The various board walks allow for splendid views of the St. Clair River, including great viewing sites for ship watching and picture-taking.  With a full calendar of events, from concerts and festivals to maritime museums and boat races, there is something going on in Port Huron that is sure to please everyone.

Under the Blue Water Bridge by Brandon Pickelhaupt