Blue Water Trolley

The Blue Water Trolley:

A Unique Tour Recapturing the Past of Public Transit and the Blue Water Area

Ttrolley5he Blue Water Trolley, Michigan’s finest tourist value, is brought to you by Blue Water Area Transit and local area merchants. The trolley tours the beautiful Blue Water Area, where two countries, U.S.A. and Canada, come together across the St. Clair River.

The one hour tour, which includes a swing by various local points of interest, takes you through the heart of Port Huron and along the river front for a panoramic glimpse of the Blue Water Bridges, the Thomas Edison Statue and Depot. The starting point for each run is downtown at 331 Huron Avenue on the hour, every hour beginning at 12 noon.  The last tour departs at 4pm.  You can also catch the trolley at the Blue Water Transit Bus Center transfer point, where other system buses interconnect, and at other designated stops shown on the Tour Map.

Trolley Fares in 2018 are still just 10 cents per person. The fare for Senior Citizens (60 and up) and persons with valid Medicare cards and handicapped is 5 cents.

For an additional fare, the trolley also interconnects with Port Huron’s city-wide transit system which serves all major shopping and industrial centers in the area.

The Blue Water Tour

trolley6The one hour tour, which includes a swing by various local points of interest, takes you through the heart of Port Huron and along the river front for a panoramic glimpse of the Blue Water Bridges, the Thomas Edison Statue and Depot. The starting point for each run is downtown at 331 Huron Avenue. You can also catch the trolley at Blue Water Area Transit’s Quay Street transfer point, where other system buses interconnect, and at other designated stops shown on the Tour Map.

Hours of Operation

Monday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The 2018 Blue Water Trolley runs Monday through Saturday, June 4th through September 7th.  Then, just every Saturday through October 13th.  (Closed July 4th Independence Day and September 3rd Labor Day.)

(Times subject to change.  Call (810) 987-7373 for schedule information.)

Points of Interest

Stops are designated in bold

1. Trolley Stop at 331 Huron Ave.  (Tours start here at noon, every hour on the hour.  LAST tour starts at 4pm)
2. Blue Water Transit Bus Center
3. Military Street Bridge (1st one – 1833)
4. Federal Building
5. (Old) Red Cross
6. St. John United Church of Christ (1869)
7. Museum of Arts and History
(1904)

8. Grace Church
9. St. Joseph Church (1923)
10. John Davidson Home (1896)
11. Railroad Tunnel
12. Lake Huron Medical Center
13. Seaway Terminal
14.  Retired  Coast Guard Cutter BRAMBLE
15. Wilbur Davidson Home (1870’s)
16. Standard Oil Gasoline Service
Station (1950’s)

17. Dr. Wilson’s Home (1840)
18. Woman’s Life Insurance (1917)
19. Studio 1219/Dairy Queen/Powers
20. J.M. White Building (1865)
21. Harrington Hotel (1896)
22. Vantage Point/Great Lakes Maritime Center/YMCA
23. Huron Lady II
24. Raven Café
25. Times Herald Building (1981)/Michigan Mutual
26. Michigan National Bank (1927)
27. Information Center
28. Ice Museum
29. St. Clair County Library (1968)
30. St. Clair County Court House (1953)
31. P.H. Municipal Office Center
(1980)
32. Radio 1st (WHLS, WSAQ,
WPHM, WBTI)
33. The McLaughlin Home (1880’s)
34. Ladies of Maccabees Building (1904)
35. The Meno Home (1887)
36. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HOLLYHOCK
37. Old Water Works (1872) War Memorials
38. Children’s Peace Gardens
39. Huron Lightship (1921-1970)
40. Thomas Edison Statue/Depot Museum
41. Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
42. Blue Water Bridges (1938/1997)
43. U.S. Coast Guard Station
44. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse (1829)
45. Fort St. Joseph Possible Location
(1686)
46. Old Fort Gratiot Trading Post
47. Double Tree/Freighters
48. McLaren Port Huron Hospital
49. SC4 Main Building (1923)
50. McMorran Arena & Theater (1957) McMorran Tower (1965) SC4 Field House (2016)
51. Port Huron Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center

Trolley Advertisers

Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
520 Edison Parkway
810-987-8687

Blue Water Convention Center
500 Thomas Edison Parkway
www.bluewaterconventioncenter.com
810-201-5513

Huron Lady River Cruises
207 Water Street
www.huronlady.com
810-984-1500

Radio 1st – WHLS, WSAQ, WPHM, WBTI
808 Huron Ave.
810-987-1450

Raven Cafe
http://www.ravencafeph.com
810-984-9790

The Robbins Group
330 Superior Mall
810-987-3500

Foam All Spray Insulation
810-614-1770 / 810-931-5277
foamall@yahoo.com

Team Maxwell, Dianna Maxwell
Keller Williams, Port Huron
810-385-0600

First Response Roofing & Construction
309 Huron Ave., Suite E & F
810-2994-5009     810-434-0141
www.FirstResponseRoofingAndConstruction.com