Often referred to as The Boyhood Home of Thomas Edison, and sometimes called The City That Drove out Thomas Edison, Port Huron is the most eastern city in the State of Michigan.
Port Huron is the seat of St. Clair County. The 2000 Census Data shows that Port Huron, Michigan has a population of 32,338 people. Unfortunately, this number is slowly decreasing as the years go by. The city has a struggling downtown area. The streets are absolutely awful because they are under perpetual construction. The unreliable drawbridges located within the city also make driving a challenging task. The lack of transportation has been driving businesses out of Port Huron and into nearby Fort Gratiot Charter Township, which borders Port Huron to the north.
One of the city's trademarks is the Blue Water Bridge which connects it with Sarnia, Ontario. The original span was opened in 1938, and the new span which stands close beside it was opened in 1997. Port Huron is also the home of St. Clair County Community College (SC4).
A major tourist attraction for Port Huron is the annual Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race. Around 300 sailboats come to Port Huron every year to race to Mackinac Island. Port Huron also has the annual Blue Water Festival. This festival includes a carnival, special shopping events on the mostly deserted Military Street, and other events. This festival is held in June.