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By Wallace K. Ewing Ph.D.,David H. Seibold D.D.S.

Grand Haven is nestled in wooded dunes and surrounded via the waters of Lake Michigan, Spring Lake, and the Grand River. less than the management of Rev. William Montague Ferry, the 1st settlers arrived from Mackinac Island November 2, 1834. In attractiveness of the port's huge, accommodating and secure harbor, Rix Robinson, fur dealer and land holder, platted and named the city April 15, 1835. The nearly 2 hundred images during this e-book are from the information of the Tri-Cities old Museum. they supply a useful visible glimpse of the areas, humans, and occasions that formed the Grand Haven quarter, which additionally contains Ferrysburg and Spring Lake, within the severe century among 1860 and 1960. In Grand Haven's early years the lumber took good thing about the towering white pines that grew for miles round, supplying lumber for Chicago, Milwaukee, and different port towns. in this interval the mineral water spas in Spring Lake, Fruitport, and Grand Haven spawned the realm vacationer that continues to be alive this present day. by means of 1890 the big tracts of wooded area have been long past and the world sawmills closed. The slack was once taken up by means of the Grand Trunk carferries, which all started cross-lake provider in 1903, making Grand Haven one of many busiest ports on Lake Michigan for the subsequent 30 years.

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