Today, we took the Historic Trolley Ride to get the lay of the land. The cost was 75 cents each. It was a nice little tour. After the tour, we went with one of the other looper couples to lunch. After lunch, I walked up and down the boardwalk looking at the history plaques, checking out the sculptures and the light house, and capturing Pokémon. It was in the 80's and I got a nice swim in Lake Michigan.
Grand Haven used to be a big railroad stop where they would bring in coal by rail cars. The coal would drop to out the bottom of the coal railcars and be elevated and put in the ships. Most of the ships were coal powered.
Along the waterfront, there are several sculptures. One brass sculpture made in a local brass works is a sundial that keeps perfect time.
The Coast Guard has its station along here too. The city of Grand Haven has been celebrating Coast Guard week since 1930. This commemorates the Coast Guard boats that have been stationed here over the years.
In the what to do in Grand Haven reading, we heard about Pronto Pup. For over 60 years, the Pronto Pup stand has been in the same spot along the water front.
Then I headed to the light and light house. On the south pier Grand Haven has both a light and light house. The light used to be on the north pier but it was so heavy it was sinking the pier.
Before heading back to the boat, I took a swim in Lake Michigan. It was so refreshing. I didn't need the towel I brought with me. It was so pleasant just drying off as I walked back to the boat.
Tonight, we will watch the Musical Fountain again. Tomorrow, we will spend another day here in Grand Haven. I have an appointment to get my hair done and I want to go to the history museum.