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Grand Haven, Michigan: Brass Grand River and Sundial

The Grand River is the longest in Michigan. You can walk its entire length in a few seconds following this miniature brass version set into a concrete plaza.

Address:
1 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI
Directions:
West end of downtown, next to the river, at the corner of Harbor Drive and Washington Ave.
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Brass River and Sundial.

Brass River and Sundial

Many people will notice the six-foot-high equatorial design sundial monument, and not notice its partner monument: a brass representation, dozens of feet long, of the Grand River, its tributaries, and plates with town names and founding dates along the rivers. The site overlooks the Grand River, its Musical Fountain, and lighthouse and pier.

Although the town has heated sidewalks for the winter, the Brass River and Sundial do not -- so if there's snow on the ground the Brass River will not be visible.

[Michael Baribeau, 03/05/2021]

The brass river, technically an anaglyph, is made of 368 separate sections of brass.


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