Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Huron Lady Boat Cruise

Our family enjoyed the hour and a half long Huron Lady boat cruise out of downtown Port Huron last Saturday. We left from their dock on the mouth of the Black River, just where the Black meets the St. Clair River.

The trip took us south along the St. Clair River for several miles. We cruised into Canadian waters, turned north, and got to see some of the Canadian side of the river, including the large elevator complex, the refineries, and a commercial fishing dock.

From the Canadian side, we headed out into the rapids of the river, right under the Blue Water Bridges and slipped out into the lower part of Lake Huron. There was lots of small craft traffic and we saw a number of freighters during the trip.

The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is stunning from the lake. With its gleaming white exterior and red roofed buildings around it, the lighthouse is quite an attraction on the U. S. shore.

We left the dock at 1 pm and returned by 2:30. The trip, one that we have talked about doing for some time, was a real treat. Adults and kids enjoyed the day on the water.

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