Old CG boat finds new home port

A new landmark came to permanent port at the corner of U.S. 31 and Seventh Street in Grand Haven on Monday morning. The new 41-foot boat - the same type used by Station Grand Haven from 1976-98 - arrived late last year after city crews removed an older 36-foot boat from the intersection and took it to a Muskegon museum. Volunteers spent the winter preparing the new boat for placement.
Alex Doty
Apr 30, 2012

“It’s been a long winter and were glad we got it down here, and we can get it out for the city and the public can enjoy it,” said Tony Fiore, president of the Chief Petty Officer’s Association. “We have a little more work to do once we get it in place, but everything came together,”

Fiore said there was a total budget of about $12,000 for the project, all of which was donated by the community.

“It never would have been possible (without the community's help),” he said.

Grand Haven-based Commercial Contractors and the Bank of Holland donated $10,000 for the purchase and transportation costs associated with moving the boat from Texas. Brink Trucking provided trucking for the move.

A dedication ceremony for the new boat is planned for May 19 in Centertown.

Although the boat is at its new home, there is still work to be done on the project.

“We’re going to put the mast on it next week and the radar tripod on it," Fiore said Monday. "We’re going to pour the concrete bunks that’ll support the boat, and then hook the electricity up to it so the (navigation) lights come on at night. We’ll be ready for the 19th.”

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Comments

MeanSmith

This is great to see, an actual replica of the same type that served in our city! This is great stuff!

stephhance001

Ports often have cargo-handling equipment, such as cranes (operated by longshoremen) and forklifts for use in loading ships, which may be provided by private interests or public bodies. Often, canneries or other processing facilities will be located nearby. Some ports feature canals, which allow ships further movement inland. -Steven C. Wyer

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