Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Benton Harbor, MI

Benton Harbor was founded by Henry C. Morton, Sterne Brunson and Charles Hull, who all now have or have had schools named after them.. Benton Harbor was mainly swampland bordered by the Paw Paw River, through which a canal was built. It had long been recognized that a canal would be crucial to the town’s development, both to drain the marsh and to provide a berthing area for ships. The canal, originally 25 feet in width but expanded to 50 feet in 1868, led to the town’s becoming a shipping and manufacturing center for the area. Benton Harbor is cohost of the annual Blossomtime Festival with St. Joseph

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