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Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Boardwalk

 
 
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
1. The Boardwalk Marker
Inscription. The Grand River riverfront has been many things. It was a bustling gateway to Lake Michigan for lumber and shipping in the 1800s. After years of neglect, in the 1950s it gained new life as a vital part of Grand Haven's downtown. In the early 1980s the riverfront was transformed by coordinated plans of the community and the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Boardwalk opened in 1984 for the 150th anniversary of Grand Haven's founding. The Boardwalk has become a treasured way to experience the riverfront for residents and visitors.
 
Location. 43° 3.599′ N, 86° 14.492′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on South Harbor Drive west of Y Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located on the western edge of Escanaba Park, very near the waterfront, along the riverfront boardwalk that extends along the south side of the Grand River. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Escanaba Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Coast Guard Men and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
2. The Boardwalk Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing the view along the Grand Haven riverfront, around 1900.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Escanaba Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipwrecks and the Coast Guard / The Escanaba (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (about 300 feet away); Grand Trunk Depot (approx. half a mile away); Khardomah Lodge / Susan Hill Yerkes (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
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The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
3. The Boardwalk Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing the boardwalk extending along the south side of the river to the end of the South Pier in Lake Michigan.
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
4. The Boardwalk Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing that the boardwalk has become a site for a range of recreational activities.
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
5. The Boardwalk Marker
View of the marker looking west along the boardwalk, with a distant view of the South Pier and of the South Pier Lighthouse in the background.
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
6. The Boardwalk Marker
View, looking west, with a view of the marker situated at a split in the walkway, where one of the splits going up to South Harbor Drive and the other split going to the riverfront boardwalk.
The Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
7. The Boardwalk Marker
View of the marker at the western edge of Escanaba Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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