Progress Report

Acheson Foundation & Acheson Ventures

Based on the eight goals (within energy, jobs, culture & community) provided by community meetings, the following list was developed in July, 2008 and updated in March of 2017.

Desmond Landing & Adjacent Properties                                  

  • CSX Railroad Lands Purchase
  • Desmond Marine
  • Gray Fox Cadets Program
  • Great Lakes Maritime Center
  • Harborside Office Center & Parking Garage
  • Heated Boat Storage Facilities
  • Parfet Building
  • River Walk & Wetlands Park
  • Seaway Terminal (Bean Dock) 
  • YMCA & Parking Garage

AV Events

  • Antique Road Show
  • Bayview Yacht Club Press Conference
  • Be a Tourist In Your Own Home Town Day
  • Big name concerts
  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • Farmer´s Market
  • Flower Market
  • Mackinac Race Activities (Top Hat)
  • Sled Dogs
  • U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Days
  • WDIV and WJR Broadcasts

James C. Acheson Foundation Partners

  • 1st Congregational Church
  • American Heart Association
  • Autistic Closet
  • Blue Water Academic Team
  • Bridge Builders
  • Child Abuse - Neglect Council Facility
  • Cleveland School Playground
  • Community Foundation of Broward County (Florida)
  • Community Foundation of St. Clair County
  • Direct U.S. Power Squadron Laptops
  • Dock Attendant Program
  • Facade Grants
  • Festival of Trees
  • International Shipmasters Lodge Scholarship
  • Jo DiMaggio Children´s Hospital
  • Mid City Nutrition
  • Oakcrest Homes with EOC, Community Foundation of St. Clair County, State, City
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
  • PHHS & PHNHS Performing Arts Centers
  • Port Huron Hospital - ER, Cath Lab, Birthing Center, Wismer Center
  • Port Huron Museum of Arts & History
  • Port Huron City Recreation
  • Red Cross Mobile Center
  • Renaissance Zone 1 with EOC, Community Foundation of St. Clair County, State, City
  • Renaissance Zone Show Homes & Holiday Parties
  • Roosevelt School Playground
  • Safe Horizons
  • Schubert Chorus
  • SONS
  • St. Clair County Community College's Michigan Technology Education Center
  • St. John´s United Church of Christ
  • Studio 1219
  • Teen House
  • Wish Program

Non-AV Events on AV Property 

  • Boating Safety, U.S. Power Squadrons/U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Bramble Ghost Ship
  • Chamber of Commerce 150th International Event
  • Commissioning of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock
  • Decommissioning of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble
  • Fishing Contest
  • Free Fishing Days
  • Great Lakes Academy & St. Clair Community College Partnership
  • Heart Ball at Seaway Terminal (Bean Dock)
  • Harley Motorcycle Rally
  • Katrina Relief Benefit
  • Marine Art & Flea Market
  • Model A Ford Rally
  • Model Boat Building & Demonstrations
  • Motorcycles for Mercy (Peoples' Clinic)
  • OPEC Oil Minister Visit
  • Port Cities Collaborative Meeting
  • Port Huron Museum of Arts & History Auction
  • Sesquicentennial Celebration
  • Transition Academy
  • Weddings at Seaway Terminal (Bean Dock)
  • West Marine Regional Meeting

Miscellaneous 

  • Maritime Center Volunteers Appreciation Events
  • Jim Acheson as Grand Marshal of Rotary Club Parade
  • Movie Premieres: Breaking Ice and Freshwater Focus
  • Promotional Billboards
  • Russell G. Mawby Award
  • Segways
  • Signage (Wayfinding Business Route)
  • Southside Streetscape
  • The Remarkable 180´s (video of buoy tenders)
  • Trieste Unannounced Visit at Seaway Terminal (Bean Dock)
  • Various Interviews Archived by Great Lakes Maritime Media Company

Businesses Located on AV Property

  • Desmond Marine
  • Great Lakes Cruising Club
  • Ice cream wagon
  • French fries truck
  • SEMCO Energy Co.
  • Stifel Nicholaus
  • Visiting Nurse & Hospice Association
  • Waterfront Deli
  • Quality Computer Solutions
  • AFX Industries, LLC
  • Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C.
  • Fletcher, Fealko, Shoiudy & Francis, P.C. 

 

Special Projects

  • Black River Entrance Light
  • Brownfield Projects
  • City's River Street Marina
  • Fort Gratiot Range Light (Bricking)
  • NOAA Weather Station in Sandusky, Michigan
  • Procure/Catalogue Father Peter VanderLinden Maritime Collection
  • Railroad Bridge Light
  • RESA Wind Turbine & Solar Panel Facility
  • River Camera on Railroad Bridge
  • River Walk
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