Thomas Edison, Gar Woods, Chris Smith and Harold Wills all have the Discover the Blue region in common. Find relics, artifacts, architecture and learn of the people that have given the region its great inheritance. Explore the locations that dot the region from Algonac/Clay to the tip of the thumb in Port Austin.
The Blue Water Area Heritage Tour begins on the eastern shores of Michigan in Algonac and Clay Township and travels M-29 and M-25 along the shorelines of Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River and Lake Huron to the tip of Michigans Thumb, Port Austin. Communities offer a collection of history to inspire any history buff. Learn the history of past generations. Discover our maritime heritage, the story of ice cultivation and the history of the automobile and boat industry. You will recognize names such as the Wills St. Clair automobile, Chris Craft boats and Thomas Edison who lived in Port Huron during what he called his inspiration years. Come, experience our past and delight in our future. Many historic attractions await your arrival.
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