Sunday, January 9, 2011

Crackle Barrel then Great Lakes Maritime Center

We received a phone call from Gary this morning. He was wondering what our plans were for the day. When he asked if we would like to meet him and Cheryl at the Crackle Barrel in Port Huron we jumped at the idea. So within an hour we were all at the Crackle Barrel ready for a wonderful breakfast.
A well satisfied customer was more than happy to take our picture. It was looking like another perfect day. Blue skies, sunshine, and plenty of cold to go around! Brrrr 18F at noon.

Leaving Crackle Barrel we followed Gary to the Great Lakes Maritime Center. We never knew this place existed and we were pleasantly pleased. It’s situated in the city of Port Huron, MI. where the Black and St Clair Rivers meet.

Inside Gary and Cheryl gave us the grand tour. Explaining just about every piece of memorabilia that was on display.
As you look just to the right of Gary’s shoulder, there is a plastic clear tube, from the floor to ceiling.


In this tube contains the variety of shells that are native to the River.

A volunteer came up to us and asked if we had any questions. I was very impressed with the information he told us and the pamphlets that he handed us. You can find out much more than I am able to tell you by CLICKING ON THIS LINK . If you are really interested in the Great Lakes Shipping THIS IS ANOTHER LINK TO CHECK OUT.


Looking North, up stream of the St. Clair River. Those buildings being in Canada.


Looking South, down stream. Industry of Canada on the left.


Now we do not have Pelican’s around here at anytime of the year. But I just had to stand and pat this little guy on the head!

Sorry I didn’t take off my coat, it makes it look like the building was very cold. Actually it was pleasant inside, maybe 70F, and where the sun was shining in it was even warmer.
What a great day of fun with our best friends.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.


  1. This brings back fond but cold memories of the Maritime Center and the area. Thanks.

  2. Nice tour of the Maritime Center! That bird sure looks oke a Pelican to me.

  3. I enjoyed this tour of the Maritime Center, thanks for sharing!

  4. I think we could almost see our hometown of Bayfield Ontario when you were looking up the river to the northeast area of Canada on the far shore:))