Area residents and visitors enjoyed a weekend full of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures, but that comes to a close as the work week arrives.
A quick snapshot of the Grand Haven beach area at about noon on Sunday, April 9, 2017
After several dreary, rain-filled days, fishermen made their way out onto Lake Michigan and other beachgoers enjoyed a peek of the sun Monday afternoon at Grand Haven State Park.
CHICAGO — Geologists in Illinois are launching a helicopter survey of sand in Lake Michigan in the Chicago area.
Strong winds Wednesday blew limbs onto power lines, causing scattered outages throughout northwest Ottawa County and West Michigan.
So far this year, Lake Michigan’s maximum ice coverage has only reached about 18 percent — down from a high of 21.5 percent in 2016, 44 percent in 2015 and just over 82 percent in 2014.
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officers responded to a call for help shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, when a dog owner said his pet had been let off his leash and had fallen through the ice off Harbor Island.
Have you ever tried to explain Lake Michigan to someone who hasn’t walked its beaches, or dipped their toes in its waters?
Some big waves were rolling in on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, crashing over the north and south pier and onto the walkways along the channel.
Three dozen students surf in Lake Michigan as part of Grand Haven High School class.
Students from one of the two Outdoor Education classes at Grand Haven High School got some hang time on Lake Michigan surf at City Beach Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
It’s been a tragic summer for families around Lake Michigan whose loved ones drowned in numbers much higher than in recent years.
All was quiet on the Grand Haven pier on Wednesday.
Swimmers gravitated toward the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol fire fighting boat as it maneuvered its way toward the swim buoys at Grand Haven State Park on Monday afternoon.
Work crews began the week-long process of removing the catwalk from Grand Haven's south pier on Monday, Aug. 29. The work began at the far west end of the pier and will continue working its way toward shore. Photos by Matt DeYoung and Becky Vargo.