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

Escanaba Park

City of Grand Haven

 

—Parks & Recreation —

 
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
1. Escanaba Park Marker
Close-up view of the front side of the marker (park sign).
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side of the Marker:

City of Grand Haven
Escanaba
Park

Parks & Recreation


Text on the Back Side of the Marker:

Originally named John Kelly Park,
the name of the park was changed
on August 4, 1949 in remembrance
of the Coast Guard cutter lost
in June of 1943 in World War II,
a plaque was placed on the
revetment wall to commemorate
Lieutenant Commander John Kelly,
along with other memorial
plaques.

 
Erected by City of Grand Haven.
 
Location. 43° 3.597′ N, 86° 14.444′ 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. Touch for map. This marker is located on the southern edge of Escanaba Park, very near the roadway. 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. To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Coast Guard Men and Women (a few steps from this marker); Shipwrecks and the Coast Guard / The Escanaba
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
2. Escanaba Park Marker
View of the front side of the marker, with a view of the Escanaba's mast/flag pole in the immediate background, and the Grand River in the distant background.
(a few steps from 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); Grand Trunk Depot (approx. half a mile away); Khardomah Lodge / Susan Hill Yerkes (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
Categories. EntertainmentWar, World II
 
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
3. Escanaba Park Marker
View of the front side of the marker looking east along South Harbor Drive.
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
4. Escanaba Park Marker
Close-up view of the back side of the marker (park sign).
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
5. Escanaba Park Marker
A more distant view of the back side of the marker (park sign).
Escanaba Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
6. Escanaba Park Marker
A more distant view of the back side of the marker, situated just to the left of the top of the stairway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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