After many ships were lost navigating this route, the Army Corps of Engineers chose Harbor Beach as the place to construct a safe harbor.
It took 11 years to build a breakwall enclosing approximately three square miles. When it was constructed, it was the largest manmade harbor in the world.
I enjoyed my stay in Harbor Beach and even had a day off to learn all about the area.
I stayed at the State Street Inn, a comfortable B&B in an old farmhouse just a few blocks from the center of town run by Bill and Janice Duerr.
Breakfast began with my favorite: fruit/yogurt/granola parfait.
And Janice (with me in last photo) even walked with me most of the way to Port Hope!
Location:Harbor Beach, MI