Night Photos of the Grand River

Ice at the Sixth Street Bridge Dam
Ice hanging from a tree stuck on the edge of the Sixth Street Bridge dam, near the fish ladder.
30 second exposure.

Grand River At Night
Ice on a rock in the middle of the Grand River, near the Sixth Street Bridge dam.
60 second exposure.

Grand Rapids from the Fish Ladder 3
Looking East at the medical mile from the fish ladder.
15 second exposure.

Grand Rapids from the Fish Ladder 1
Looking East at the medical mile from the fish ladder. The line of lights across the sky is a plane approaching the airport.
30 second exposure.

Grand Rapids from the Fish Ladder 2
Looking East at the medical mile from the fish ladder.
15 second exposure.

A Tragedy Which Affects Us All

Due to budget cutbacks, the City of Grand Rapids has had to remove the lighthouse beacons from the Grand River at the base of the Sixth Street Bridge Dam. This has had disastrous consequences.

Turtle on the Rocks

Turtle Sunning on the Rocks in the Grand River

Turtle on the Rocks in the Grand River

TURTLES have been RUNNING AGROUND on the ROCKS!!!! Without beacons marking the deeper channels, turtles can’t avoid the rocks as they build up speed to leap the dam on their annual migrations northward.

Please: Think of the Turtles.