Three must-follow Instagram accounts documenting life in the Blue Water Area

These are some of the must-follow Instagram accounts from throughout the Blue Water Area, documenting the simple pleasures of daily life, spectacular views, and defining characteristics found here on the Thumb Coast. There are, of course, plenty more out there. Got a recommendation for a page worth following? Send us a message on Instagram at @TheKeelPortHuron and we’ll check it out.


With more than 10,400 followers, PoHo is by far the biggest Port Huron-themed account we’ve come across. The page curates photos taken throughout the region, pulling from everyday people and professional photographers alike. That’s one of the beauties of Instagram: A beautiful photo is a beautiful photo, no matter who snapped it. PoHo has grown so popular that they started an online store, selling Port Huron-themed apparel and accessories, further proof that there’s no shortage of community pride here.

Cap’n Jim’s Gallery

Cap’n Jim’s Gallery in St. Clair celebrates the life and work of artist James Clary, who sadly passed away in 2018. The gallery’s Instagram keeps Clary’s love of the Blue Water Area alive, and especially its waterways and the boats, ships, and freighters that are one of the region’s most distinctive traits. Fans of laker culture will especially love their videos of the slow-moving freighters that traverse the Great Lakes daily.

Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

For those wanting to stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings on the Thumb Coast, let us point you to the Instagram account for the region’s tourism board. Looking for a local winery? They’ve got you covered. Beaches? Yep. Beer gardens, restaurants, and mom-and-pop shops? Yep, yep, and yep. The Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Instagram page is your one-stop shop for all things Thumb Coast, perfect for people looking for something to do around town or an inspired staycation.