What: The Sturgeon Festival is a one-day event offering close encounters with these “Gentle Giants of the Great Lakes.” Lake sturgeon are the Great Lakes’ largest fish that live very long lives. The festival will feature a Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise and indoor and outdoor exhibits along the shores of the St. Clair River, including a live sturgeon on display, showcasing these prehistoric creatures.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 2
Where: Great Lakes Maritime Center, Port Huron
Cost: Free admission and parking
During the Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise, guests will be able to see lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River via a live video feed from professional diver Greg Lashbrook underneath the Huron Lady. Flat screen televisions on deck will allow all guests a personal view of the live action from the bottom of the river.
The Blue Water Sturgeon Festival is a partnership between natural resource agencies, government, industry, scientists, and anglers in order to highlight the ecosystem approach to managing native fish and wildlife populations in the St. Clair River and to increase interest in restoring the lake sturgeon to higher levels of abundance.
For a complete list of festival activities, workshops, directions, and to purchase Sturgeon Cruise boat tickets, visit www.SturgeonFestival.com.