The archives at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum house more than 20,000 photographs; and, as head of curator services for the Grand Haven museum, part of my job is fulfilling requests from individuals who are searching for photos related to a specific topic.
The crew of Coast Guard cutter Bristol Bay recently rescued a dog that was stranded on the ice on Lake St. Clair, and that compelled a guardsman to write a message to all dogs who are thinking about venturing out onto ice.
March has brought the relief of milder weather to West Michigan. At my apartment complex near Grand Valley State University, the entrance marquis is lettered with a joke from these past freezing months: “A little global warming, please!”
Some of the most iconic images of marine litter involve plastic. Picture a turtle caught in plastic six-pack rings, a tree’s branches draped with shopping bags, or a highway median full of empty bottles.