Port Hope – A Charming Village to Explore On The Lake Huron Shore

Port Hope - The Little Town With The Big Welcome

Port Hope is nestled on the shore of Lake Huron in Michigan’s Thumb. Rich in history, this tiny village is perfect to walk and explore its late 19th century architecture.

Great Lakes Water Temps Heat Up Concerns

Weeks of hot weather, scant precipitation, and low winds have pushed the water temps into near-record temps in four of the five Great Lakes. Lower Saginaw Bay is expected to reach 80F later this week. NOAA is reporting that water temperature is running 6 to 10 degrees above normal, resulting in setting new records on … Read more Great Lakes Water Temps Heat Up Concerns

The Pier Based Coast Guard Harbor Beach Station

Coast Guard Station Sand Beach c1920

The original Coast Guard Station was a pier station built on the Jenk’s company dock in 1910 and incorporated a 50-foot lookout tower. The station seen in this picture was built on a concrete foundation 300 yards offshore in 1935. During World War II, the Harbor Beach Station served as a Coast Guard training facility … Read more The Pier Based Coast Guard Harbor Beach Station