Grand Haven is the headquarters of the U.S. Coast Guard on Lake Michigan. Every August the town of Grand Haven honors the Coast Guard with a festival. We were able to tour 6 ships, 5 of the Coast Guard, all ice breakers, and a Canadian patrol and rescue boat. (I can never remember, are they “ships” or “boats”?)
We walked to the end of the pier to view the lighthouse.
There are 95 operating lighthouses on Lake Michigan.
Barbara insisted on checking the nautical charts. . .
and then insisted on moving the boat to port (or was that rye?)
For those that cannot read naval flags
It says “Welcome Steven and Barbara, RV’ers”.
Barbara and those guys in uniform.
That evening, there was a water fountain show.