Port and Vessel Services
PORT OF MONROEThe Port of Monroe is the industrial, commercial, and recreational “Gateway” to the City of Monroe Michigan. Located on Lake Erie and bisected by the River Raisin, the Port of Monroe is Michigan’s only Port on Lake Erie. It is located 35 miles south of Detroit, Michigan and 17 miles north of Toledo, OH.
The Port of Monroe is directly connected to: The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System which extends 2,340 miles from Duluth, MN, eastward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Atlantic Ocean. It connects the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario, serving 17 states and providing access to 15 major international ports. Since opening to navigation in 1959, more than 2 billion tons of cargo has passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway System.
The Port of Monroe is a deep draft commercial harbor with authorized depths of 21 feet in Lake Erie to the turning basin, which has an 18 foot depth. The Port has 1,500 feet of public dock on the turning basin, 1,500 feet of public dock on the River, 2,300 feet of private dock on the River (1,600 feet-Detroit Edison Company (DTE), 700 feet-Holcim) and approximately 28,000 feet of maintained Federal channel.