Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven treasures its relationship with the United States Coast Guard, and the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is a celebrated tradition. What started in 1924 as a picnic and rowing competition among Coast Guard personnel has become a midsummer city-wide gathering of over 350,000 people for food and family-friendly fun. The events are given deeper meaning by the National Coast Guard Memorial Service at Escanaba Park, remembering not only those lost crew members of the Escanaba but also honoring all men and women of the United States Coast Guard who have lost their lives while serving our country.
Location. 43° 3.604′ N, 86° 14.416′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from South Harbor Drive west of Y Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located on the eastern edge of Escanaba Park, 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. Shipwrecks and the Coast Guard / The Escanaba (a few steps from this marker); To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Escanaba Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Coast Guard Men and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Escanaba Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boardwalk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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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