Black River Canal Gate – Low Clearance

Port Huron, MI — The Black River Canal Tainter Gate is fully raised. However, due to historic high water levels, clearance from the water to the gate is only around 4ft.

Many boats and watercraft that usually could clear the gate will not be able to this season. As canal users approach the gate they should do so with caution.

Please also provide watercraft in front of you plenty of space to maneuver. Enjoy the weekend!

Submitted by James Freed, Port Huron City Manager