Port Huron


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Port Huron

(hyo͝or`ən), city (1990 pop. 33,694), seat of St. Clair co., S Mich., a natural, deepwater port of entry at the junction of the St. Clair River with Lake Huron; inc. 1857. It is a shipping center with railroad shops and plants that manufacture transportation equipment, building materials, machinery, salt, metal and paper products, chemicals, consumer goods, and electrical equipment. The earliest European settlement began (1686) with the French fort St. Joseph. The town grew after the building (1826) of Fort Gratiot Turnpike (between Port Huron and Detroit), ushering in a lumbering era. Local deposits of salt, oil, and natural gas were developed. Port Huron is connected by a railway tunnel and an international bridge with Sarnia, Ont. The old Fort Gratiot lighthouse marks the St. Clair straits off Port Huron. Thomas EdisonEdison, Thomas Alva,
1847–1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time.
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Port Huron

 

a city in the northern USA, in the state of Michigan. Population, 35,800 (1970). Port on the southern shore of Lake Huron at the point where the St. Clair river flows toward Lake Erie.

The city is connected with the city of Sarnia, Canada, by bridges and a tunnel under the river. It is a highway junction. Paper and automobile parts are produced, and nonferrous metals are processed. There are shipyards. Port Huron is a summer resort. There is salt mining in the environs. The city was founded in 1686.

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