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Coast Guard Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of sites in Grand Haven that play a role in the city's history of Coast Guard City, U.S.A.

  • 1.

    U.S. Coast Guard Sector Field Office

    U.S. Coast Guard Sector Field Office

    SFO Grand Haven provides a variety of support to small boat stations.

  • 2.

    Escanaba Park/Government Pond

    Escanaba Park/Government Pond

    The initial work to form Government Pond was begun in 1857.

  • 3.

    Life Saving Station

    Life Saving Station

    Station No. 9 of the U.S. Life Saving Service opened in Grand Haven May 1, 1877.

  • 4.

    Grand Haven Pier

    Grand Haven Pier

    The current pier was completed in 1893.

  • 5.

    Coast Guard Station Grand Haven

    Coast Guard Station Grand Haven

    The current Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven opened its doors on June 5, 1989.

  • 6.

    Coast Guard Festival Office

    Coast Guard Festival Office

    The annual festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the United States.

  • 7.

    Eternal Flame

    Eternal Flame

    This monument is located in Veterans Memorial Park.

  • 8.

    The Boardwalk/Grand River Channel

    The Boardwalk/Grand River Channel

    The Boardwalk is a 1.5 mile pathway running along the south side of the Grand River channel.

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