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

To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard

 
 
To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
1. To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker
Inscription.  
Text from the Top Plaque:

To
The Enlisted Men
of the
United States
Coast Guard


Who Have Given Their Lives
In Line of Duty
on Lake Michigan

This Memorial is Respectfully Dedicated
by the City of Grand Haven, Michigan
August-4-1940

Text from the Bottom Plaque:

In Memory
of the
U. S. Coast Guard Cutter
Escanaba

Lost in action on convoy duty
in the
North Atlantic, June 13, 1943.

 
Erected 1940 by The City of Grand Haven.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 43° 3.603′ N, 86° 14.445′ 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. This marker is located in Escanaba Park, very near the waterfront, along the riverfront boardwalk
To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
2. To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker
View of the marker situated in front of the park's flagpole, which is actually the Escanaba's original wooden mast.
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that extends along the south side of the Grand River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Coast Guard Men and Women (a few steps from this marker); Escanaba Park (a few steps from this marker); Shipwrecks and the Coast Guard / The Escanaba (a few steps from this marker); Coast Guard Cutters on the Great Lakes (within shouting distance of this marker); Escanaba Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boardwalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopley Yeaton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
3. To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard Marker
Elevated view of the marker, with a view of the "Shipmates Forever" memorial stone to the left of the marker, and a view of the "Woody" memorial stone to the right of the marker.
"Shipmates Forever" Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
4. "Shipmates Forever" Memorial Stone
View of the "Shipmates Forever" memorial stone that is situated to the left of the marker.
"Woody" Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
5. "Woody" Memorial Stone
View of the "Woody" memorial stone that is situated to the right of the marker.
<i>Escanaba's</i> Original Wooden Mast image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2017
6. Escanaba's Original Wooden Mast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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