Algoma’s commercial and sportfishing fleets have long harbored in the mouth of the Ahnapee River. The boat traffic along the lakefront is picturesque, as is a stroll along the city’s breakwater. The red steel lighthouse on the north breakwater pier is a Great Lakes icon. The harbor area is usually a clatter of gulls, particularly when the fishing tugs return with a catch of whitefish or chubs. Grebes and teal can also be seen on the wing above the harbor. Walk the sandy beaches south of town for more avian adventures.
Directions: Hwy 42 in downtown Algoma.
Gazetteer: Page 69, C-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 62, E-3 (10th edition).
Web site: Algoma Marina/Harbor
Signature Species: Green and Blue-wing Teal, and Pied-billed Grebe.
Rare Species: Red-throated Loon, Scoters, and Bonaparte’s Gull.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Algoma.