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

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

 
 
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
1. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
Inscription.
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. Touch 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
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
2. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing the National Coast Guard Service at Park during the 2009 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
Categories. Military
 
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
3. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a 1930 photograph showing the rowing races between station crews in the Tenth District.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
4. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a 1934 photograph showing the annual picnic at the Coast Guard Tenth District Office in Grand Haven, being attended by officers, enlisted men, and their families.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
5. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a 1940 photograph showing a Coast Guard parade float.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
6. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
View of the marker looking northwest along the walkway, towards the Grand River.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
7. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
View of the marker looking north along the walkways, towards the Grand River.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 11, 2015
8. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Marker
A distant elevated view of the backside of the marker, looking east along the walkway, towards the Coast Guard Station and South Harbor Drive.
 
 
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 162 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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