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Grand Haven Essential Info


Grand Haven and the adjacent cities of Spring Lake and Ferrysburg are a small metro region in among the Lake Michigan Beachtowns of West Michigan.

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Fun Facts

  1. Grand Haven is famous for its “singing sand” beaches, which make a whistling sound when you walk on them.
  2. George "Baby Face" Nelson and Homer Van Meter, who became notorious 1920s criminals, committed their first bank robbery at a Grand Haven bank.
  3. Al Capone, infamous gangster, reputed to have owned a safe house in Grand Haven.
  4. The city was given the name "Grand Haven" in 1835.
  5. Grand Haven is the only city officially designated as Coast Guard City, USA by an act of Congress signed by President Bill Clinton.

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