Tradition of dropping anchor continues in Port Huron

(PORT HURON) — Dropping anchor in downtown Port Huron continues its New Year’s tradition. The tradition of dropping an anchor as the clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Day carries on as it has since 2013. This year, however, a new anchor will drop from McMorran Tower: one made of three-quarter-inch steel rod, rather than sheet metal. Marc Muzzarelli handles the rigging for the drop. He says the sheet metal anchor is “not designed to handle any kind of weather, especially wind.” The steel model should be sturdier and up for the job of anchoring the tradition. The original anchor will be taken inside McMorran Place, where general manager Kim Appel says visitors will be able to write resolutions on it.