The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon (GRGH&M) Railway was once a part of a community of electrical railroads that unfold throughout southern Michigan within the early a part of the 20 th century. for almost 30 years, the railway hooked up Grand Rapids with Muskegon and Grand Haven at the Lake Michigan shore. the short and common carrier it provided reworked existence in Coopersville, Nunica, Berlin (now Marne), Fruitport, and different smaller groups alongside the best way. furthermore, the railway and the boats of the Goodrich and Crosby steamship traces supplied an in a single day reference to Chicago and Milwaukee. relocating either humans and freight, this interurban had an enormous effect on either neighborhood and local economies. photos of Rail: The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway strains the background of the electrical interurban in West Michigan, telling the tale of the expansion, operation, and eventual death of an enormous electrical railway within the zone.
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Boats of the Crosby Line supplied an analogous carrier to Milwaukee. 31 With the of entirety of the GRGH&M in Grand Haven, the corporate started to coordinate vehicles with the Goodrich boat agenda to Chicago. mix passenger-freight autos with extra area for bags have been bought for the Chicago carrier. the second one reason behind Grand Haven’s significance was once the Lake Michigan seashore at Highland Park, simply west of the city. The seashore was once a well-liked vacation spot through the summer time. A thriving cottage group had built in the course of the Nineties, and a wide inn used to be equipped atop the dunes. The seashore used to be covered with concessions and pavilions, which provided concert events and dancing within the night. a visit by way of interurban to the seashore used to be a well-liked method for Grand Rapids electorate to overcome the summer time warmth. 32 Three driving the Interurban In 1907, a around journey from Grand Rapids to Muskegon fee $1. 05; each one leg of the journey took one hour and forty mins in an area vehicle. the marginally shorter journey to Grand Haven took one hour and 25 mins, and a round-trip price tag rate 90¢. With every one passing 12 months, either ridership and sales have been turning out to be. the main to the GRGH&M’s luck used to be frequency. lots of the steam railroads provided or 3 trains to Muskegon or Grand Haven every day, yet in the course of the summer time months, the interurban autos ran hourly. moreover, the vehicles stopped at common roadside crossings to select passengers up or allow them to off. in brief, interurban shuttle used to be handy and simple, and west Michigan citizens tailored speedy. In its ads, the GRGH&M pointed out itself because the “Lake Line” to stress the relationship to Lake Michigan with its shores and the in a single day connection among Grand Haven and Chicago. Passengers may well payment their luggage till 7:45 p. m. in Grand Rapids and buy a via price tag to Chicago. Boats left Grand Haven at 9:15 p. m. The boats have been outfitted with staterooms and berths, so passengers may sleep through the voyage. the fee was once $2, a technique (without a stateroom). The evening boat from Chicago arrived at sunrise, and an interurban vehicle left instantly for Grand Rapids. Passengers have been dropped at the Grand Trunk and Grand Rapids Union stations in time to seize the morning trains for different locations. Passengers who waited for the 1st Grand Trunk educate among Grand Haven and Grand Rapids wouldn't arrive till mid-morning and may have hooked up to later trains. The GRGH&M didn't construct a passenger station in Grand Rapids. as a substitute, the corporate used a price tag workplace and ready rooms in current advertisement structures. From 1902 until eventually 1912, the ready room used to be positioned at eighty one Lyon highway. In 1912, the site was once moved to new quarters within the Houseman development on the nook of Lyon and Ionia Streets. 33 Two automobiles wait on Ottawa highway for the beginning in their runs. at the left is the Houseman development, which housed the ready room after 1912. From the following, automobiles might go back and forth alongside Lyon highway to Monroe road after which flip north towards Bridge highway. autos getting back from the west may proceed south on Monroe street to Ionia highway with a view to loop again to this beginning position.