Resort Industry

Resort Industry (HM28VY)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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N 42° 24.15', W 86° 16.966'

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The resort industry thrived in the latter half of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s. Visitors arrived from Chicago aboard steamships that sailed into South Haven harbor daily. The Dewey Hotel, the Avery Beach Hotel, the Newcomes, the Avery Beach Casino, and many other resorts and cottages were quickly filled with summer visitors.

Monroe Park, on the North Beach, remains the dominant part of the north side resort business. Today, condominiums are the summer homes of people lured to this vacation city. A statement in a 1911 local newspaper expresses a sentiment that may still be prevalent today among people who have been to South Haven beaches: "We have traveled the world and have seen Nassau, Waikiki, the beaches of Bermuda, France and the South Seas. We came home to find the most beautiful beach in the world right in our own backyard."
South Haven, Van Buren Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating the Legacy of Our Rich Resort History
HM NumberHM28VY
Placed BySouth Haven, Van Buren Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau and Michigan Maritime Museum
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Date Added Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559023 N 4694716
Decimal Degrees42.40250000, -86.28276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.15', W 86° 16.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 8.9999999999999" N, 86° 16' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Grand Blvd, South Haven MI 49090, US
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