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Port Huron is the county seat of St. Clair County in the state of Michigan. Its population is approximately 32,000, and it is the easternmost city in Michigan. The city is an international border crossing point between the United States and Canada.
Port Huron is situated along both the St. Clair River as well as Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. The most notable feature of Port Huron is the Blue Water Bridge, which connects the city to nearby Canada. The bridge, a downtown shopping area and a boardwalk area all make the city a popular tourist destination. Port Huron is home to several industries including a paper mill and other companies related to automobile production. Since it is a port city, Port Huron also has a rich history involving shipbuilding, boating activities, and lighthouses.
Recently in February 2010, a man was arrested for traveling over the Blue Water Bridge into Canada with 3.3 kilograms of marijuana in his car. He pleaded guilty and told officials that while headed for New York he had crossed the border inadvertently because his GPS system had directed him over the bridge. Using the Blue Water Bridge is the fastest way to reach the eastern states from Michigan. However, many people often cross the border accidentally because the bridge does not have a turnaround point. Once past the toll area, drivers have no choice but to cross the Canadian border, possibly subjecting themselves and their automobiles to a security search. Border officials constantly deal with drunk drivers and undocumented travelers who cross the border unintentionally.
If you feel that you have wrongfully been involved in a legal claim, it is important that you seek proper legal representation. As the county seat, Port Huron has many lawyers servicing the area. Using LegalMatch.com can help you find the right attorney in your area. LegalMatch is an online service that matches people with attorneys for free.