A Brief Photo Essay: the source and the terminus

The Grand near its source in Liberty Township, Jackson County.  With firm footing, a good high school long jumper could clear its width . . . 

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The Grand a few miles downstream from the headwaters, little more than a stream here.

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Lots of shallow water, we get out and pull a lot in Jackson County.

. . . contrast with the Grand at its mouth, where it empties into Lake Michigan at Grand Haven.

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Looking across the Grand towards Dewey Hill in Grand Haven; as kids we hiked there and played on a rope swing which dropped us into the Grand.

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Looking down the last stretch of the Grand, to where it empties into Lake Michigan. Great Lakes freighters travel this part of the river, so it’s deep and wide.

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You’ll not find pretty girls like this lining the banks of the Grand near its source. Granddaughter Natalie is amazed at the size and number of boats on the river.

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