If you want to learn more about Michigan’s history, enjoy the Port Huron Experience from the comfort of home. You’ll go below deck on the Huron Lightship, explore a centuries-old lighthouse, and so much more. Here is some of what you can enjoy from our apartments in Dearborn:
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
Built in 1814, the mission of Fort Gratiot was to guard the juncture of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. The area’s first lighthouse was constructed in 1825. A storm caused it to collapse the following year, and a new structure was built in 1829. Today, the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse proudly stands as the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. It serves one of the world’s busiest waterways, and from the gallery, visitors can see the Blue Water Bridge, Point Edward, and Lake Huron to the north. Go inside the lighthouse and learn more about its history during the virtual tour.
Acting as floating lighthouses, lightships were built in places where it was too deep, expensive, or impractical to build a lighthouse. The Huron Lightship retired in 1970, and was the last operating lightship on the Great Lakes. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990, it now features an extensive artifact collection and a live camera feed of the bottom of the river.
Constructed in 1902 by Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Center features documents, photographs, and artifacts that take visitors on a fun-filled journey back in time. The center is also the home of the Kammer Cabin. Originally located in Casco Township, the cabin has stood since the 1850s and depicts rural life in St. Clair County.
Before enjoying the Port Huron Experience, order your favorite pizza to-go from one of Dearborn’s best pizzerias. To become a resident of Fairlane Woods, please contact our leasing staff. They’d love to schedule a tour where you can see our Dearborn apartments firsthand.Back to all posts