Welcome!

The Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Michigan is honored to host ORGPRO 2017! We welcome you to our waterfront facility, overlooking Lake Huron.

It is our hope that you have an engaging and successful gathering while enjoying the vibrant surroundings of the waterfront and our charming downtown.

EduTours

Begin with breakfast at Freighters Eatery and Taproom and hear about the enthralling history of how the Blue Water Convention Center property and shoreline was once an abandoned industrial site and has now become the crown jewel of the city. Then journey onto your chosen EduTour...click the tabs below for additional information.

Register for the EduTours & Golf

Begin with breakfast at Freighters Eatery and Taproom and hear from John Kuithe, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton. Kuithe will share his story about being a newcomer to town in a leadership role and how he took customer service out into the local community. Then take in a glorious morning view of Lake Huron and the Blue Water Bridge from atop the Fort Gratiot Light Station Tower. Tour the grounds and other historic buildings including the original Fort Gratiot Hospital and the gift shop. Wine tasting presentation provided by local wine-makers of VinoMondo Winery.

Enjoy lunch and a specialty drink at The Raven Café where an eclectic array of books and art line the walls boasting an energetic atmosphere and a menu full of flavor. Head over to the Great Lakes Maritime Center for a sweet treat and hear scuba-diver, Wayne Brusate’s captivating story of finding the lost shipwreck of The Regina, which went down in a massive storm in 1913. Then hop aboard the Huron Lady II for a sightseeing cruise.

Begin with breakfast at Freighters Eatery and Taproom and hear from John Kuithe, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton. Kuithe will share his story about being a newcomer to town in a leadership role and how he took customer service out into the local community. Then tour the art galleries of Studio 1219, a community arts incubator, and let your creative juices flow to create an art project.

Lunch will take place at the Culinary Institute of Michigan, exquisitely prepared by the culinary students and hear a presentation about how to be proactive in planning for food allergies. Head over to the Great Lakes Maritime Center for a sweet treat and hear Wayne Brusate’s captivating story of finding the lost shipwreck of The Regina, which went down in a massive storm in 1913. Then hop aboard the Huron Lady II for a sightseeing cruise.

Solitude Links Golf Course & Banquet Center is a premier golf course located in St. Clair County, Michigan, just 8 miles from the Blue Water Bridge. The four tee boxes range from 6711 yards at the championship tees to 4289 yards at the forward tees offering experienced and novice golfers alike a playable and satisfying round of golf. The course is designed for all skill levels, and the surroundings provide a dramatically different experience each time it is played.

Solitude Links Golf Course, features Bentgrass tees, fairways & greens, and Native Sand bunkers that make a truly unique golfing experience. Experience the beauty and challenges which makes Solitude Links Golf Course unique. Not only does the native grasses create a challenge, but with an additional four lakes coming into play on 12 of 18 holes, every shot is critical to score well. We have wooded areas, gently rolling terrain, island greens, and peninsulas which adds to the excitement and challenge.

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

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Huron Lady II

International Flag Plaza

St. Clair River

Blue Water Bridges