Grand Haven's new Beach Express service aims to relieve traffic and provide a convenient way to the beach.
The service will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, depending on the weather. It begins June 9.
Cost hikes have caused city officials to adjust the scope of a project aimed at updating the Municipal Marina.
"We're going to put the roof on, but we don't get the carpet or the couch,' Grand Haven Project Manager Julie Beaton said.
A 26-year-old Grand Rapids man tired while swimming from a boat to the beach and had to be assisted by other swimmers in the area, said Lt. Renee Freeman of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.