Al Capone in GH?

Jim of Grand Haven Township asked, "According to legend, Al Capone must have had a summer home in every town on Lake Michigan. Did he have one in Grand Haven? And, if so, where was it?
Mark Brooky
Feb 28, 2014


Local historian Wally Ewing says Jim is quite right about the infamous Chicago mobster of the Prohibition era having homes in Michigan.

“Al Capone seemed to own hideaways in all of the towns that dot the Lake Michigan coast — except Grand Haven,” Ewing said.

A search of the Internet finds some dubious claims of Capone having a home in Grand Haven, including a strange, brief mention on a roofing company’s website.

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The last one I heard about was the Spanish styled house situated high on a dune along the channel leading from Stoney Lake to Lake Michigan. It has an orange tiled roof and white stucco the house.

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