Desmond Landing isn’t just empty land. There are up-and-running sites employing hundreds and offering services of all types: A Great Lakes Maritime Center, the Desmond Marine and Boat Storage facilities, the two-story Parfet Building, the Seaway Terminal, and a transformation of a former Standard Oil Station to unique office space.
The Great Lakes Maritime Center, near downtown Port Huron, sits at the mouth of the Black River, which empties in to the St. Clair River. It’s a perfect spot for ship watching – either inside or out. A deli, real-time ship-passing schedules, and maritime memorabilia add to the exceptional experience of visiting the Center.
If a boater needs it, Desmond Marine Operations has it. The shoreline site includes 70,000 square feet of heated boat storage, 18,000 square feet of cold boat storage, and a fuel dock, in/out service, mechanics, a boat store, and a complete customer service staff.
The Desmond Landing Farmers Market is open from May thru October. Spring brings flowers, plants and trees…everything to make happy green thumbs…to the market. Then Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables take over. Other summer treats include honey, fresh eggs, maple syrup, bison meat and crafts of all sorts.
Known locally as the Bean Dock, the Seaway Terminal features office and warehouse space, an events facility (including parking spaces and an elevator), and deep-water port dockage. The events facility has entertained weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and more.
Blue Water River Walk
The spectacular mile-long Blue Water River Walk is breathtaking. It’s perfect for walkers, anglers, runners, and those enjoying life. The walkway maintained by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County/ Blue Water Land Fund, runs along the St. Clair River. At the south end of the River Walk, St. Clair County oversees a wetlands park.