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Harrisville, MI

Lat: 44° 39.645   Long: 83° 16.966

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Harbor of Refuge
  • Monitors VHF: 9 14 16
  • Charts: NOS 14864
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code989
Emergency911
Police(989) 724-6271
Hospital(989) 724-5655
Pharmacy(989) 724-5178

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Mackinaw City 123 N Tobermory, ON 86 NE
Alpena 32 N Southampton, ON 93 E
East Tawas, MI 42 S Goderich, ON 96 SE

DESCRIPTION


The village of Harrisville MI was established in 1854. It sits at the eastern edge of the Huron National Forest - a nearly 1 millon acre wilderness reserve with countless lakes and wetlands and hundreds of miles of creeks, streams and rivers. As such, outdorr recreation activities play a major role in community life.

The harbor is officially designated as a Harbor of Refuge and has newly-upgraded facilities.

APPROACHES


The approaches to Harrisville MI are clear with this warning. This part of the coastline shoals a good distance out. Whether you approach from the north or the south, stand off from the coast at least 2 and better 3 nm to avoid these shoals and the charted obstructions. Give Sturgeon Point to the north a wide berth.

You enter the harbor on the north side, through a gap between 2 breakwaters. The gap is marked with a Fl GREEN light (visible 6 mi/5.2 nm offshore) on the end of the east breakwall and a Fl RED light (visible 6.6 nm offshore) on the end of the north breakwall.

Once inside, the municipal marina is across the harbor, on your bow.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Harrisville Municipal Marina   (989) 724-5712   VHF 9, 14, 16
The Harrisville MI marina has 94 slips for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water and power are available at slips. A new harbor building has restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is also a lounge, computers you can use and internet access. Complimentary bicycles are available and a complimentary shuttle service can be arranged. The harbormaster has a mechanic available on a 24/7 basis. There are picnic areas with BBQ grills, a children's playground and a beach you can enjoy.

Anchorage
It may be possible to anchor on the north side of the harbor. Contact the harbormaster at (989) 724-5712 if you have any questions.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


As noted above, the harbormaster can arrange for a mechanic if needed.

Mr Ed's IGA is located about 3 blocks from the marina.

Huron Community Bank is about 2 blocks from the marina.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Alcona Health Center (989) 724-5655 is a walk-in clinic, located about blocks from the marina. St. Joseph's Hospital (800) 362-9404 is nearest full-service hospital. It is located about 30 mi/48 km south in East Tawas MI.

Richard's Pharmacy (989) 724-5178 is about 4 blocks from the marina.

PLACES TO EAT


The Old Place Inn is a local favorite serving standard fare. Shot's Sports Bar & Grill is a popular pub.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Harrisville MI is another good location for excellent fishing. It is a quiet community with lots of small, interesting shops to explore as you wander around this pleasant community.

Mid-July, Harrisville holds an Antiques and Collectibles Show and a Wine and Food Festival. There are music festivals throughout the summer and a Summer Concert Series in the park overlooking the harbor.

The Harrisville MI site will give you ideas on getting the most of your visit.

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