A pictorial history of the 265-mile Grand, Michigan’s longest waterway and was once of the Midwest’s most important. It starts as a trickle just south of Jackson and gains momentum as it winds its way through Jackson, Lansing, and Grand Rapids before flowing into Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. First used by fur trappers and traders, then the lumber industry, followed by the factories that depended on the river for power and transportation, including the once-renowned Grand Rapids furniture industry.