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Sun, boats, and beer

Photo credit: Hannah Hunter
Photo credit: Hannah Hunter
Blue Water Antique Boat Show comes to downtown Port Huron
Hannah Hunter
Staff Writer

A little bit of beer, a little bit of sun, and lots of antique boats set the scene on the weekend of Sept. 6 in downtown Port Huron.
Boat owner and show veteran Rob Guldemond has been coming out to Port Huron with his Antique Boat for 25 years. He and his family came not only for the show on Saturday, but for the cruise night on Friday as well.
The show also featured many vendors along the docks greeting visitors and selling souvenirs. Show vendor Suzanne Kun has been coming to the show in Port Huron for 7 years and has also attended the show in St. Clair as well.
Since this was a family oriented event, boat owners offered rides out on the river to families attending.
Children were encouraged to come up close to the boats and even aboard some of them to get a look inside as well, instead of just looking in from the docks.
Some of the sponsors for the event included: The Zebra Lounge, Port Huron Power Squadron, Bill Macdonald Ford, the city of Port Huron, and the River Street Marina.
The show concluded with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. followed by food and drinks to celebrate the winners. After that, all boaters were invited for a “just for the fun of it” cruise up the black river to end the evening.