That's funny, I'm 43 and I grew up in marysville, spent all my summers in the river, mom used to drive us up to port huron and drop us off with our tractor tire tubes, then pick us up in st clair, those were the good ol days and I wouldn't trade em for anything. Can you imagine if a parent did that nowadays!!!! Prolly get arrested never wore helmets on our bikes, played street hockey, baseball, tackle football without pads, it goes on and on ......with that being said, never had any close encounters with any boats, there are simply to many f'ING aholes that own boats now.I can't believe how many morons there are that end up running into anchored boats, docks, even the Harsens Island ferry! And while the operator of the boat was being extremely irresponsible and should have the book thrown at him, it was also irresponsible of the rafters as well. There is no way in hell I would go on any part of the St. Clair River without a motorized boat in good working condition with a backup motor. Aside from the idiot boaters, you are asking for trouble with the strong current and proximity to the shipping channel.