GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A parade of ships took center stage along Grand Haven's waterfront Monday. A crowd watched four U.S. Coast Guard ships arrived for the Coast Guard Festival.
The ships have different purposes, ranging from ice breaking, to law enforcement, and search and rescue.
We found some spectators who've seen the parade for years and others who were first-timers.
"Everybody likes a parade," said Jeff Bradbury, chairman of Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. "This is a different parade, this a parade of Coast Guard ships -- our United States Coast Guard coming into Coast Guard City USA. What else could be better?"
Tours of the Coast Guard ships began Monday night and last through the end of the Coast Guard Festival.
Organizers say more than 260,000 people toured the ships last year.