The Pier Based Coast Guard Station at Harbor Beach

Coast Guard Station Sand Beach c1920

An Iconic Coast Guard Station Torn Down in 2004 The original Coast Guard Harbor Beach was a pier station built on the Jenk’s company dock in 1910 and incorporated a 50-foot lookout tower. The station seen in this picture was built on a concrete foundation 300 yards offshore in 1935. During World War II, the … Read more The Pier Based Coast Guard Station at Harbor Beach

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Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb – Part Two

Michigan Beach Vacation

In Part One of our Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb we traveled from Port Huron up the eastern shore of Lake Huron to the tip of the Thumb. Our starting point for the second half of our adventure is in Grindstone City. We will begin heading west along Saginaw Bay’s shore of sugar sand beaches and interesting coastal towns and villages. I hope you brought your bathing suit because this side of the Thumb offers some of the best swimming beaches in Michigan.