Editor’s note: This article is part of a series to salute the U.S. Coast Guard, as this week is traditionally the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival week. The 2020 festival was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
My name is Darcy Van Deelen. I was born and raised in West Michigan. I now live in California, but I am an owner and seasonal resident at Harbourfront in downtown Grand Haven in the old piano factory.