Pier Cove


History

In the mid 1800’s, Pier Cove was considered the busiest Port between St. Joseph and Muskegon for lumber, fruit and passenger traffic. The use of the twin Piers ended in 1917 and they subsequently broke up.

Today

A good shore dive today, divers can swim
between the pilings and view small artifacts left from its busy years.

Diving

The depth of the pilings varies from 5 to 20 feet.

Location

Finding the site:
Take US-31 to Hwy 89, go W to 70th Street. Go S to the historic marker for Pier Cove. park in the public spots. Head N on the beach and look for a piling visible on shore; swim out from there.
Need to verify GPS
GPS 42deg 00.000min / 86deg 00.000min

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)

Latitude Longitude
42.586095 -86.227292

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds

Latitude Longitude
N42 00 01 W86 00 00

GPS

Latitude Longitude
N 42 00.000 W 86 00.000

UTM

X Y
16N 000000 40000000