About Port Huron

Port Huron is located about an hour northeast of Detroit. It lies at the southern end of Lake Huron and is the easternmost point on land in Michigan. Port Huron is home to two paper mills; Mueller brass; and many businesses related to tourism and the automotive industry. The city features a historic downtown area, boardwalk, marina, museum, lighthouse, and the McMorran Place arena and entertainment complex.

For more information, visit Discover The Blue, the Port Huron Visitors Bureau website.

Pre –Events

The ACBS Michigan Chapter will be your host for the Pre-Events. We will guide you along the clear blue waters of the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair along our favorite cruising routes to destinations we know you’ll enjoy.  This schedule is still under development.  Dates and times are subject to change as we work through all the details. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Join us to kick off the celebration at the Boat the Blue Welcome Party!  You’ll enjoy an evening on the patio of our host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton beside the St. Clair River overlooking the magnificent Blue Water Bridge.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Open up those engines for a Poker Run on the turquoise waters of the St.Clair Flats waterway, where Christopher Smith and Gar Wood designed and developed their boats, tested their engines and raced for Gold Cup glory.  Launch in Algonac and run the scenic channels to lunch at The Old Club, a historic private club at the southernmost tip of Harsen’s Island on the South Channel of the St. Clair River.  The best poker hands will win prizes made in Michigan to remind you of your boating experience “Where it All Began”!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Launch from the River Street Marina in Port Huron and cruise down the St. Clair River to protected dockage in the city of Marine City for a tour of the Titanic exhibit and the professional model collection at the Mariner Museum. From there the flotilla will proceed back up river to St. Clair with dockage at the municipal marina. Enjoy lunch and a guest speaker at a river front restaurant as you watch the freighters and pleasure craft making way on the river. After lunch, additional cruising of the area waterways or a direct run back to Port Huron will be an option for each captain.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cruiser Cruise

Register for the opportunity to enjoy being a guest on a large classic cruiser for a “big water” run from the Port Huron River Street Marina up into Lake Huron to the delightful lakefront town of Lexington. There, you will enjoy the downtown attractions and a catered lunch at the marina. The cruiser captains will depart Lexington in time for their guests to return to Port Huron in plenty of time for the reception later that day at the Port Huron Lighthouse.

ACBS Welcome Reception

Enjoy an evening reception at the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron.  The lighthouse is located at the base of Lake Huron where the water flows into the St. Clair River on its way south to Lake St. Clair.  You will enjoy watching the busy waterway as majestic freighters and local pleasure craft pass by.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACBS Annual Meeting

All members are welcome to participate in the Chapter Roundtable and Annual Meeting which will begin at 8:00 A.M. at the Host Hotel, The DoubleTree by Hilton in Port Huron.

Historic Land Tour

Tours of historic Algonac landmarks will also be available during the day. Participants will enjoy a half day motor coach trip that will depart in the morning from the Double Tree hotel in Port Huron and tour the historic St. Clair River down to a lunch at the Harbour Club Marina, which is the site of the original Chris Craft plant in Algonac.  The trip will include several stops at historic sites and museums that will provide an education about the vast maritime and classic boat history of this area.

See “Where it All Began”… the family homes of Christopher Smith and Gar Wood, Algonac Cast Products, the original Chris Craft boat building facility and more!

Ladies Day Out

Participants will enjoy a tour of a Port Huron art studio and museum followed by a luncheon and fashion show at the Port Huron Golf Club.

ACBS Welcome Dinner

The City of Port Huron welcomes you!  Stay tuned for more information about a special “choose your own adventure” night on the town.

Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2018

ACBS International Boat Show

The River Street Marina, 525 River Street, Port Huron, MI

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