Built along the shores of Macatawa: The history of boat building in Holland, Michigan

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The history of the commercial ship and pleasure boat building industry of Holland, Michigan is an important part of the city’s past. This article will serve as an introduction to the history of the commercial ship and pleasure boat building industry of Holland, Michigan, since the 19th century. My intention was to provide a better understanding of the earliest beginnings of commercial shipping in and out of this important Dutch colony’s harbor and its current day standing as the home of three important pleasure boat companies.

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