I have been trying for about six years to find a way to restore his grave monument. It is now almost impossible to read. However, I managed to copy the entire wording six years ago. There is also some severe damage that has been done by vandals. I have spoken to the Cemetery Board, the sextant, the American Legion and several local citizens about restoring the monument — without any success. I have not started a fund, nor do I know how to go about this, but if there is any organization or help out there, I would very much like to see it restored before this history is lost. The Ferry family was very instrumental in this community, and I think it would be a great city or private project.
— Gary Tripp, Grand Haven