Miss Port Sanilac Party Boat

Aboard the Miss Port Sanilac 1960

The Miss Port Sanilac is a 38-foot fishing vessel that was built in 1958 in Pigeon Michigan. Today the Miss Port Sanilac operates out of Port Sanilac Marina for charter tours, wreck viewing, and diving.

This picture of Miss Port Sanilac with the original owner, Bill Brown. The shot was taken about 1960 before the Marina was built.

Note the launch ramp and roller rink and the main dock for the harbor at Part Sanilac.

Related Adventuring in Michigan’s Thumb

Platts Drugstore

Platts Drugstore in Port Sanilac – This historical drugstore is deemed as being Michigan’s longest family owned, continuously operating pharmacy in Michigan. It was founded by Frederick Platts in 1865 and operated it until 1880 when his son Rudolph Platts took over the business.


Charity Island's Little Harbor - Port Sanilac

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road trip

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