|Acheson Ventures, LLC is revitalizing a mile of waterfront property, known as Desmond Landing, beginning at the confluence of the Black River and St. Clair River. It includes the Great Lakes Maritime Center at Vantage Point and World Headquarters for boatnerd.com.
In 2011, Dr. James C. Acheson and his wife, Suzanne, donated a one-mile strip of shoreline of Desmond Landing to the Community Foundation of St. Clair County. The property is now the Blue Water River Walk. It includes a patio (an old train ferry dock) overlooking the river, an outdoor classroom, a pedestrian trail, and habitat and shoreline restoration. A county wetlands park is a new addition to the River Walk.