Visit the Maritime Center at Vantage Point!
 

The Great Lakes Maritime Center (Maritime Center) offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the history and current events of the Great Lakes. Video formats, displays, and speaker programs present a wide range of information.
 
Inside the Maritime Center, you'll also meet "Freighter Frank" Frisk and his world headquarters for BoatNerd.com. It is the most widely-used website for Great Lakes maritime information.
 
Looking for a snack, lunch, or a cup of coffee and donut?  Try the Maritime Center's Waterfront Deli!
 
A live underwater camera (also inside) lets you view activity under the St. Clair River. Plus, a displayed schedule of ship travels - in actual time - is available. The Maritime Center is at the junction of the Black and St. Clair Rivers. You can watch giant freighters pass right in front of you - less than a quarter mile away. You can sit on a sun-soaked deck outside or - in the winter - watch from inside the Maritime Center.
  
 
Check out events at Events & Information on our Home Page.
Bring your laptop and surf the 'Net on the free WiFi.
Host your next maritime-related meeting. (up to 64, apply here.)
  
The Great Lakes Maritime Center 
is open daily, except holidays.
 
 
Summer hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.): Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
Winter hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.): Labor Day thru Memorial Day.
 
  Telephone: (810) 985-4817
                                     
 
Step outside the Maritime Center (except during winter months) to the Mama Vickie's Coney Island French fries truck and have some delicious fries and a hot dog to die for!  
 
 Or, maybe stop at the Mackinac Island Creamery ice cream wagon at Vantage Point (except during winter months).  You can enjoy premium ice cream in a cone, sundae or float.  Plus, you can buy popcorn, soft drinks or delicious fudge shipped directly from Mackinac Island!. 
 
Across the parking lot is Vinomondo Wine Bar & Brew Pub, 104 1st Street.  It's open Wednesdays thru Sundays and offers great craft beers, wine and tasty snacks and meals.
 
A wind turbine and solar panel facility, owned and operated by the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency (RESA), was dedicated in 2010 at Vantage Point.  Information from the turbine and panels are downloaded to a website, which will be shared with the St. Clair County Community College to be used during classes teaching alternative energy.
  
Map & Directions
Vantage Point is located at 51 Water Street in Port Huron, Michigan, just 2 miles south from the end of I-94 and the Blue Water Bridges.  It is where the Black and St. Clair Rivers meet.
Map to Vantage Point
City
Distance
Travel Time (hrs)
Sterling Heights, MI 50 mi. 0:45
Ann Arbor, MI 100 mi 1:30
Lansing, MI 120 mi 1:50
Toronto, Ontario 185 mi (300 km) 3:00
Chicago, IL 340 mi. 5:00
Buffalo, NY 220 mi 3:40
Distances & times are approximate

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