Events & Information...


THE GREAT LAKES MARITIME CENTER at Vantage Point continues to be a favorite spot for area residents and visitors alike.  They spend time watching freighters, enjoying a cup of coffee, or just relaxing without a care in the world.  In 2017, we had had 144,497 visitors at the Center. In all of 2016, we had 153,589 visitors. 

BELL OF RECOGNITION:  Many have asked how they can contribute to the Great Lakes Maritime Center (51 Water Street) for themselves, in memory of someone, or as a gift to someone still enjoying the Center. We are pleased to bring to your attention the Bell of Recognition now hanging in the Maritime Center. Near it is a plaque with contributors; names. Donations are used for artifacts, books, and other treasures enjoyed at the Center. If you would like to make a contribution to the Bell of Recognition, talk to a volunteer 

 SUNDAYS: The Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street, shows maritime-related movies every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Are all family-friendly. For more information, contact the Center at 810-985-4817.

APRIL 28 (Saturday): The Great Lakes Nautical Society is offering a model boat building class at the Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. The class is open to all ages. However, kids 12 and younger must have an adult with them. All model boat kits are $6 each. For more information, contact either the Maritime Center (810-985-4817) or Doug (810-327-2016) or Tom (810-329-4658).

APRIL 28 (Saturday): Roger LeLievre, author of "Know  Your Ships," will visit the Great lakes Maritime Center (51 Water Street) from 11 3 p.m. to sell and sign the 2018 edition. "Know Your Ships" is a must have for boat watchers - young and old alike!

MAY 5 (Saturday): The Great Lakes Pilot Association will present "Sharing the Waterways with Large Vessels." The presentation, free and open to the public, will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Both will be held in Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street.  



MAY 12 (Saturday): The 12th Annual Vantage Point Flower Market will open Saturday, May 12 and continue thru Saturday, June 30. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street. Among the gardening items available will be trees, planting flats, potted flowers, herbs, perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, hanging baskets, starter plants and much more.

JULY 3 (Saturday): The 12th Annual Vantage Point Farmer's Market will open Tuesday, July 3 and continue every Tuesday and Saturday thru Saturday, October 27. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street in downtown Port Huron. Among items available will be fruits, vegetables, wine, honey, maple syrup, bison meat, baked goods, jams, jellies, mushrooms, cheese, pasta & sauces, lotions, soaps, crafts photography and much more.

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