The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) Public Dock and Terminal Facility was created to give Great Lakes cruise ships, dinner cruisers, tour boats, tall ships and other vessels the ability to dock in downtown Detroit.

    This new facility, designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA), is one of the most important developments in Detroit’s recent history. Located downtown at the intersection of Bates and Atwater on the Detroit River, the Public Dock and Terminal simultaneously represent Detroit’s return to water-borne tourism and the reunion of its citizens with their public waterfront. The landmark terminal site joins the east and west segments of the five and a half mile long RiverWalk, unifying this new public venue that extends along the shores of the Detroit River from the MacArthur Bridge to the Ambassador Bridge. With an international border crossing immediately next door, the Terminal makes a positive impact on visitors to the city, state and nation.



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