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Muskegon
City
City of Muskegon
Nickname(s): Lumbertown, Port City, Lumber Queen of the World, Skeetown
Location of Muskegon within Muskegon County, Michigan
Country United States
State  Michigan
County Muskegon
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Stephen J. Gawron
 • City Manager Wesley Mazade
Area
 • City 18.12 sq mi (46.93 km2)
 • Land 14.21 sq mi (36.80 km2)
 • Water 3.91 sq mi (10.13 km2)
Elevation 617 ft (191.4 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 38,401
 • Estimate (2012) 37,046
 • Density 2,702.4/sq mi (1,043.4/km2)
 • Urban 154,729
 • Metro 172,188
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49440-49445
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-56320
GNIS feature ID 1620963
Website http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/
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Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) (mus-kēg'n) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, on the shore of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population is 38,401. The city is the county seat of Muskegon (Muskegon, MI Moving Reviews). It is located at the southwest corner of Muskegon Township, but is administratively autonomous.

Muskegon is the larger of the two cities in the Muskegon-Norton Shores (Norton Shores, Michigan Movers) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 172,188 as of 2010. It is further included in the larger Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with a population of 1,321,557.

Muskegon (Get Movers Estimate for Muskegon, MI) is the largest city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.

History

The entrance to Muskegon (Get Relocation Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Lake from Lake Michigan at Muskegon (Get Moving Estimate for Muskegon, MI), Michigan

Human occupation of the Muskegon (Get Move Quote for Muskegon, MI) area goes back seven or eight thousand years to the nomadic Paleo-Indian hunters who occupied the area following the retreat of the Wisconsonian glaciations. The Paleo-Indians were succeeded by several stages of Woodland Indian developments, the most notable of whom were the Hopewellian type-tradition, which occupied this area, perhaps two thousand years ago.

During historic times, the Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) area was inhabited by various bands of the Ottawa and Pottawatomi Indian tribes. Perhaps the best remembered of the Indian inhabitants of the area was Ottawa Indian Chief, Pendalouan. A leading participant in the French-inspired annihilation of the Fox Indians of Illinois in the 1730s, he and his people lived in the Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI) vicinity during the 1730s and 1740s until induced by the French to move the settlement to the Traverse Bay area in 1742.

The name "Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI)" is derived from the Ottawa Indian term "Masquigon" meaning "marshy river or swamp". The "Masquigon" River was identified on French maps dating from the late seventeenth century, suggesting that French explorers had reached Michigan's western coast by that time.

Father Jacques Marquette traveled northward through the area on his fateful trip to St. Ignace (St. Ignace, MI Relocation Companies) in 1675 and a party of French soldiers under La Salle's lieutenant, Henry de Tonty, passed through the area in 1679.

The earliest known Euro-American resident of the county was Edward Fitzgerald, a fur trader and trapper who first came to the Muskegon area in 1748 and who died there, reportedly being buried in the vicinity of White Lake (White Lake, MI Mover Reviews). Sometime between 1790 and 1800, a French-Canadian trader named Joseph La Framboise established a fur trading post at the mouth of Duck Lake. Between 1810 and 1820, several French Canadian fur traders, including Lamar Andie, Jean Baptiste Recollect and Pierre Constant had established fur trading posts around Muskegon Lake.

In 1830 Muskegon (Get Moves Prices for Muskegon, MI) was an Ottawa village.

Euro-American settlement of Muskegon (Get Moves Cost for Muskegon, MI) began in earnest in 1837, which coincided with the beginning of the exploitation of the area's extensive timber resources. The commencement of the lumber industry in 1837 inaugurated what some regard as the most romantic era in the history of the region.

Some neighborhoods of Muskegon began as separate villages. Bluffton was founded as a lumbering village in 1862 in Laketon (Laketon, MI Movers). It had its own post office from 1868 until 1892. It was annexed by Muskegon in 1889.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.12 square miles (46.93 km2), of which, 14.21 square miles (36.80 km2) is land and 3.91 square miles (10.13 km2) is water. The city is adjacent to two bodies of water: Lake Michigan to the west and Muskegon (Get Moving Cost for Muskegon, MI) Lake to the north. The Muskegon (Get Move Estimate for Muskegon, MI) River empties into Muskegon (Get Relocation Cost for Muskegon, MI) Lake at the city's northeast end.

Climate data for Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI), Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
67
(19)
82
(28)
86
(30)
93
(34)
98
(37)
99
(37)
99
(37)
95
(35)
86
(30)
76
(24)
64
(18)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 30.8
(−0.7)
33.2
(0.7)
43.0
(6.1)
55.9
(13.3)
66.9
(19.4)
76.0
(24.4)
80.4
(26.9)
78.8
(26)
71.3
(21.8)
58.8
(14.9)
46.4
(8)
35.1
(1.7)
56.4
(13.6)
Average low °F (°C) 19.1
(−7.2)
20.1
(−6.6)
26.0
(−3.3)
36.3
(2.4)
45.9
(7.7)
55.6
(13.1)
60.9
(16.1)
60.0
(15.6)
51.8
(11)
41.5
(5.3)
33.0
(0.6)
24.3
(−4.3)
39.5
(4.2)
Record low °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−30
(−34)
−11
(−24)
1
(−17)
22
(−6)
31
(−1)
39
(4)
36
(2)
27
(−3)
19
(−7)
−14
(−26)
−15
(−26)
−30
(−34)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.00
(50.8)
1.82
(46.2)
2.23
(56.6)
2.91
(73.9)
3.25
(82.6)
2.55
(64.8)
2.37
(60.2)
3.39
(86.1)
3.89
(98.8)
3.11
(79)
3.35
(85.1)
2.55
(64.8)
33.42
(848.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 29.7
(75.4)
18.5
(47)
8.8
(22.4)
2.2
(5.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
6.0
(15.2)
28.3
(71.9)
93.7
(238)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 15.7 12.2 11.2 12.1 10.7 9.0 9.5 9.0 10.1 11.9 14.1 15.7 141.1
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 15.3 11.0 6.1 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 4.0 12.9 51.4
Source #1: NOAA (normals 1981−2010),
Source #2: ThreadEx (extremes 1892−2012)

Geographic features

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 38,401 people, 13,967 households, and 7,895 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,702.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,043.4 /km2). There were 16,105 housing units at an average density of 1,133.4 per square mile (437.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.0% White, 34.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.

There were 13,967 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.9% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 40,105 people, 14,569 households, and 8,537 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,794.5 per square mile (1,079.1/km²). There were 15,999 housing units at an average density of 1,114.8 per square mile (430.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.9% White, 31.7% African American, 2.3% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.69% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any origins were 6.4% of the population.

There were 14,569 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,929, and the median income for a family was $32,640. Males had a median income of $29,114 versus $22,197 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,283. About 16.8% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Major employers
  • Alcoa-Howmet Castings (Whitehall (Whitehall, Michigan Movers), MI, formerly Misco) - Aerospace components manufacturing<
  • L3 Communications (formerly Teledyne) - Armored vehicle manufacturing
  • Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions - a United Technologies Company
  • GE Aviation - Muskegon (Get Move Prices for Muskegon, MI), (formerly Johnson Technology) - Turbine engine components manufacturing
  • Kaydon Corp - Precision Bearings
  • Consumers Energy - Coal-fired power plant
  • Mahle (Formerly Dana (formerly Sealed Power)) - Piston Rings - Aerospace
  • Wesco, inc. (Headquarters)
  • Cannon-Muskegon (Get Moving Cost for Muskegon, MI) Corporation - Specialty alloys
  • Cole's Quality Foods - Garlic Bread, Frozen Foods
  • Nugent Sand
  • Michigan's Adventure - Amusement Park
  • Reid Supply Company
  • Great Lakes Die Cast (formerly Dilesco)
  • Anderson Global (Formerly Anderson Pattern)
  • Mercy Health - Member of Trinity Health
  • Century Foundry
  • Knoll Inc.
  • Port City Group
  • Meijer
  • SAF-Holland - Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) (Formerly Neway Equipment Company) - Comercial vehicle axles, suspensions and coupling devices
Shopping

In 1976, Muskegon (Get Moving Quote for Muskegon, MI) Mall was built in downtown Muskegon (Get Relocation Prices for Muskegon, MI), featuring Sears, Steketee's, and Hardy's-Herpolsheimer's. A second mall, The Lakes Mall, was built southeast of town in 2001, resulting in the closure of Muskegon (Get Relocation Cost for Muskegon, MI) Mall.

Other retail sectors include Apple Avenue, Sherman Boulevard, and Henry Street.

Government

The Michigan Department of Corrections operates the Muskegon (Get Move Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Correctional Facility in southeastern Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI). The prison first opened in 1974.

The United States Postal Service operates the Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Post Office.

Education

Muskegon Public Schools was founded in 1860 and serves students from preschool through 12th grade. Additionally, it runs the Muskegon Museum of Art and the Muskegon Training and Education Center. In addition to Muskegon Public Schools, the anchor district for the city, there are several other public K-12 schools. These include Mona Shores, Reeths-Puffer, North Muskegon, Fruitport, Orchard View, Oakridge, and Muskegon Heights (Muskegon Heights, Michigan Mover Reviews) as well as private K-12 schools: Muskegon Catholic Central, Fruitport Calvary Christian, and Western Michigan Christian.

In 2010, North Muskegon (North Muskegon, Michigan Mover Reviews) High School was noted as the top performing public school in the State of Michigan by the state Department of Education.

The City of Muskegon (Get Relocation Prices for Muskegon, MI) is also served by Muskegon (Get Relocation Cost for Muskegon, MI) Community College and Baker College.

Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Campus is home to the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) and Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) inside the Lake Michigan Center (Michigan Center, MI Relocation Company) located in downtown Muskegon.

Western Michigan University, Ferris State University, and Grand Valley State University all operate programs out of the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the campus of Muskegon (Get Relocation Cost for Muskegon, MI) Community College. It is designed so that an undergrad at MCC may transfer to any of the above schools and complete a bachelors and/or masters degree without having to leave Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI).

Culture and recreation

Music and fine arts

Muskegon (Muskegon, MI Relocation Companies) is home to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, located in the Manistee National Forest in the town of Twin Lake.

Once a movie house, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts includes two theaters (the main Frauenthal house and the smaller Beardsley Theater in the adjoining Hilt Building). It was refurbished in 1998, and runs JAM Theatrical productions, Muskegon (Get Move Prices for Muskegon, MI) Civic Theatre productions, is home of the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, was the venue for all Muskegon (Get Movers Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Community Concert Association events, and used to be home to the now-defunct Cherry County Playhouse.

Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) also has one the of founding chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) also houses a moderate-sized private collection of fine art in the Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI) Museum of Art.

Festivals

The United States Post Office in Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI), 1904.

A lackluster attendance in 2011 caused the cancellation of the 2012 Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Summer Celebration festival. A new festival, Coast West has taken its place. The Art Fair also returned in 2013.

Muskegon (Get Move Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Bike Time is held every July. From the website: Over 35,000 bikes (with 38 states and Canada represented) and 90,000 people visited the lakeshore community of Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI), Michigan for the event in 2010. Bike Time was attended by an estimated 100,000 people in 2012.

The Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI) Motorcycle Club, organized in 1920, hosts the Hill Climb every other year, an American Motorcycle Association (AMA) sanctioned race.

The Muskegon (Get Moving Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Film Festival is held in May.

Each August, the Unity Christian Music Festival takes place at Heritage Landing. In May, Rock the Coast takes place at Michigan's Adventure. Both are organized by Alive on the Lakeshore.

In September, the Michigan Irish Music Festival brings renowned Celtic musicians to Heritage Landing on the shore of Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) Lake. Artists have included Tommy Makem, Gaelic Storm, Slide, The Old Blind Dogs, Scythian and many more. In addition to music, Irish food, beverages, merchandise and cultural exhibits contribute to the appeal of this event. The Michigan Feis (Irish Dance competition) is affiliated and is held at Muskegon (Get Moving Quote for Muskegon, MI) Catholic Central High School.

In early October, the International Buster Keaton Society visit Muskegon (Get Move Prices for Muskegon, MI) to host their annual convention. The event features public showings of Keaton films at the Frauenthal Theater.

Museums and theater

USS Silversides (SS-236) at The USS Silversides Submarine Museum, Muskegon (Get Moves Prices for Muskegon, MI), Michigan

Broadway at the Frauenthal (fall through spring) brings Broadway musicals to Muskegon (Get Moves Estimate for Muskegon, MI). Muskegon (Get Relocation Prices for Muskegon, MI) is also home to Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Museum of Art and West Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The Muskegon (Get Movers Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Community Concert Association provides concerts from September through May.

Lakeshore Museum Center (formerly known as Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Moving Reviews) Museum) and Hackley & Hume Historic Site: Mansions built by Muskegon's lumber barons themselves are restored to their old glory and open to the public. The mansions are operated with the Lakeshore Museum Center, which details the grand, rich history of Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Moving Companies), from the Pottawatomi and Ottawa Native American tribes and lakeside fur traders to the Lumber Queen of the World to today. Also includes science and nature exhibits.

The Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) Museum of Art is touted as one of the finest art museums in the Midwest. Among the highlights of its permanent collection is Tornado Over Kansas, by John Steuart Curry (one of three leading painters, along with Grant (Grant, Michigan Relocation Companies) Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, identified as Regionalists and known for their canvases celebrating the rural Midwest).

Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) is also the home of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum, which features the USS Silversides, a World War II submarine; the USS LST-393, a World War II amphibious landing ship; and the USCGC McLane, a Prohibition-era United States Coast Guard cutter.

In addition, Muskegon (Get Moves Estimate for Muskegon, MI) also berths the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper, a former car ferry that traveled the same route as Lake Express does today. The ship (which is a National Historic Landmark) is in the middle of a long process of being restored to its original form, but in the meantime is open for tours and hosts a museum aboard the vessel with information on both the Milwaukee Clipper, as well as the history of maritime in Muskegon (Get Moving Quote for Muskegon, MI). Muskegon (Get Movers Cost for Muskegon, MI) is an historical port for commerce and lake travel. The lumbering era through World War II was its busiest historical use. Its image as a port the city has embraced with the local nickname 'The Port City'. It possesses a fine deep-water port and still functions delivering bulk cement, aggregate, and large cargoes to several lakeshore facilities, also coal to the B.C. Cobb power plant, an outdated coal-burning facility due to shut down.

Outdoor recreation

Muskegon Break Water Light on Lake Michigan, looking from Pere Marquette (Marquette, MI Moving Company) Beach

Muskegon (Get Moves Estimate for Muskegon, MI) State Park and Winter Sports Complex with all season Luge run.

P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

Pere Marquette (Marquette, MI Movers) Beach The largest free public beach on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Windsurfing, kite boarding competitions, and professional volleyball tournaments are held there. Its quartz sand beach is a Clean Beaches Counsel certified beach.

Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Lake is a 1st. class walleye fishery and has many other freshwater species including the Lake Perch. Lake Michigan off Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI) host large numbers of coho and Chinook salmon, steelhead, and brown trout, lake perch and many other game fish.

Sailing and recreational boating are major summer pastimes with many services and marinas in the area for boats of all sizes.

Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Lakeshore Bike Trail—Bike along the shores of Muskegon (Get Relocation Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Lake to Lake Michigan. There are two trails that consist the Muskegon (Get Moves Prices for Muskegon, MI) bike paths, one runs along the east side of Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI) and the other along the north side.

Michigan's Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, is located in Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Moving), a few miles north of the city of Muskegon. Michigan's Adventure features a midway with roller coasters, general rides, amusements, and a full water park.

Sports

Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) has a long history of involvement in professional and nonprofessional sports.

Club Sport League Venue Championships
Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI) Lumberjacks Ice hockey United States Hockey League L.C. Walker (Walker, MI Moving) Arena

Previous sports teams to play in Muskegon (Get Movers Cost for Muskegon, MI) have included:

Club Sport Played from League Stadium
Muskegon (Get Move Quote for Muskegon, MI) Lumberjacks/Fury (1992–2010) Hockey 1992−2010 IHL, UHL L.C. Walker (Walker, MI Relocation Companies) Arena
Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI) Thunder Indoor football 2007−2009 IFL L.C. Walker (Walker, Michigan Relocation Company) Arena
Michigan Mayhem Basketball 2004−2006 CBA L.C. Walker (Walker, MI Moving) Arena
Muskegon (Get Moving Prices for Muskegon, MI) Lumberjacks (1984–1992) Hockey 1984−1992 IHL L.C. Walker (Walker, Michigan Moving Company) Arena
Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) Mohawks Hockey 1965−1984 IHL L.C. Walker (Walker, MI Moving Reviews) Arena
Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) Zephyrs Hockey 1960−1965 IHL L.C. Walker (Walker, Michigan Moving) Arena
Muskegon (Get Move Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Lassies Baseball 1946−1949 AAGPBL Marsh Field

The Chronicle Seaway Run is run every year in late June. It features a 15k race, 5k race, 5k walk for fun, 15k wheelchair race.

Media

  • Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI) is served by several local television channels:
    • WMKG-CA 38 is a low-powered television station serving the area. This station features a homey mix of programming such as television bingo and Dial-A-Bargain. The Dial-A-Bargain show includes a host reading menus from various local eateries. Viewers may then call in and purchase certificates for that particular establishment at 50% off the regular price.
    • DSETV-97 is the locally run Government-access television (GATV) cable TV channel based out of City Hall Privately ran by Digital Spectrum Enterprises on Comcast Cable Channel 97. It features Live televised City Hall meetings as well as a long list of locally made television shows showcasing Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI). It also is home to Local Sporting events.
    • MCCTV-98 is Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) Community College's television outlet on Comcast Cable Channel 98.
    • WWMT-TV 3 (CBS and CW), WOOD-TV 8 (NBC), WZZM-TV 13 (ABC), WXMI-TV 17 (FOX), WOMS-TV 29 (MNTV), WGVU-TV 35 (PBS), WOTV (ABC), WZPX (ION), and WTLJ-TV 54 (TBN). Green Bay, Milwaukee, South Bend, and Chicago affiliates are also common in the warmer months.
  • Comcast holds the local cable franchise.
  • The Muskegon (Get Movers Prices for Muskegon, MI) area is also served by several radio stations. WUVS-LP 103.7 is a popular urban (hip-hop/R&B) and gospel station with local programming as well as Sunday religious programming and local-based talk. Another local low-powered FM station is WMMT-LP 106.1, owned by the Muskegon (Get Move Quote for Muskegon, MI) Training and Education Center, which airs an Urban Oldies format dubbed "M-TEC 106 FM, Rock 'n' Soul."
  • Local radio talk shows include the Ramona Show on WKBZ 1090. On this show the host interviews local small business people. A once-a-week, Friday afternoon show on the same station is called "Talking Muskegon (Get Moves Prices for Muskegon, MI)". "Talking Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI)" is hosted by local celebrity Jon Van Wyke. It features homey conversations about area nightlife, his work life and volunteer activities, and the state of the professional hockey team the Muskegon (Get Moves Estimate for Muskegon, MI) Fury. Usually the show is co-hosted..
  • Other local FM stations include 90.3 WBLV-FM (classical/jazz/NPR), 91.7 WMCQ-FM (religious), WLAW-FM 92.5 ("outlaw" country), WGVS-FM 95.3 (public radio), WWSN FM 97.5 (sports), WLCS-FM 98.3 (oldies), WVIB-FM 100.1 (urban contemporary), WMRR-FM 101.7 (classic rock), WSNX-FM 104.5 (top 40, studios in Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Michigan Moving Company)), WMUS-FM 106.9 (country), and WMUS FM 107.9 (adult contemporary). Other local AM stations aside from WKBZ include WGVS 850 (NPR), WKLQ 1490 (sports), and WMHG-AM 1600 (adult standards). Other area stations can be received from Grand Haven (WGHN-FM 92.1, adult contemporary), Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Movers) (WGRD-FM 97.9), Ludington, Holland, Zeeland (WJQK-FM 99.3, Christian pop), and Milwaukee.
  • Clear Channel Communications is the major radio-station owner in Muskegon, owning WKBZ-AM, WSHZ-FM, WMUS-FM, WMRR-FM and WMHG-AM, as well as WSNX (although WSNX is considered primarily a Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Relocation Company) station despite being licensed to Muskegon). Citadel Broadcasting owns WODJ-AM, WLAW-FM, WEFG-FM, WLCS-FM and WVIB-FM.

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by the Muskegon (Get Moves Prices for Muskegon, MI) Area Transit System (MATS - "The Shore Line"), which operates nine bus routes, three trolley routes, and a paratransit system

MATS operates the Muskegon (Get Moves Cost for Muskegon, MI) Trolley Company. Three routes cover north side, south side, and downtown; each trolley stops at 11 locations, including Hackley and Hume Historic Site, USS Silversides, Muskegon (Get Move Estimate for Muskegon, MI) State Park. (Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily; no trips during special events).

Commercial air service is provided by United Airlines at Muskegon (Muskegon, Michigan Relocation Companies) Airport (MKG). Other airlines service the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids.

Muskegon (Get Relocation Quote for Muskegon, MI) is the eastern port of the Lake Express High Speed Car Ferry that crosses Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin offering three roundtrips a day in the summer, and two roundtrips in the fall. There are many bike paths starting to be built around the area.

Several major highways serve the city, including:

Major roads

Interstates

  • I-96

U.S. Highways

  • US 31

  • BUS US 31, a business loop

Other state highways

  • M-46
  • M-120

Sister cities

  • Japan Ōmuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • United Kingdom Hart (Hart, MI Moving)lepool, England, UK
  • Turkey Antalya, Turkey

Notable people

Noteworthy
  • Joseph Beyrle, only soldier to have served in both the US Army and the Soviet Army in World War II
    • John Beyrle, son of Joseph Beyrle, appointed as United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation on May 13, 2008, confirmed July 3, 2008.
  • Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961
  • Mark Grimmette, American luger
  • David Leestma, astronaut
  • Earl Morrall, former NFL quarterback
  • Rocky Marquette (Marquette, MI Relocation) Actor known for roles in Shallow Ground and Mortuary
  • Harry Morgan, Actor in popular M*A*S*H television series.
  • Frank Stanton (Stanton, Michigan Relocation Company), past president of CBS
  • Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Miss America 1965
  • Richard Versalle, opera singer
  • Captain Jonathan Walker (Walker, Michigan Relocation Company), "The Man With Branded Hand", abolitionist
Business and politics
  • Charles Hackley (1837–1905), lumber baron, philanthropist (Hackley Hospital, Hackley Library, Hackley Administration Building, Hackley Avenue, Hackley Art Gallery, Hackley Park). After a gift of $12,000,000 to the community, the city of Muskegon (Get Movers Quote for Muskegon, MI) considered changing its name to "Hackleyville"
  • Richard Mell, Politician
Religion
  • Jim Bakker, TV Evangelist
  • Edmund Cardinal Szoka, cardinal, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
Science and technology
  • Clara H. Hasse (1880–1926), botanist
  • W. Wesley Peterson, mathematician and computer scientist, best known for inventing the Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
Artists
  • Haddon Sundblom, Graphic Arts Designer best known for his images of Santa Claus for Coca-Cola.
Authors
  • Laurie Keller, children's book writer and illustrator best known for The Scrambled States of America and Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard
  • John Frederick Nims, poet
  • Lewis B. Smedes, Theologian and Author
  • Bob Wood, author of Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks and Big Ten Country.
Music
  • Steve Gorman, drummer, Black Crowes, born in Muskegon (Get Move Cost for Muskegon, MI).
  • Rick Johnson, musician, bass player for Mustard Plug
  • Bettye LaVette, soul singer
  • Iggy Pop, punk rock icon
  • Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Company) Static, lead singer and guitarist for industrial metal band, Static-X.
  • Bill Szymczyk, musical producer of the Eagle (Eagle, MI Relocation)s, The Who and others.
  • Gerry Teifer, music publisher, songwriter, performer
Stage
Television
Sports
  • Justin Abdelkader – NHL player, Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Relocation Companies) Red Wings
  • Curtis Ada (Ada, Michigan Relocation Companies)ms – former San Diego Chargers running back
  • Beatrice Allard – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
  • Donna Cook – AAGPBL player
  • Doris Cook – AAGPBL player
  • Paul Dekker – NFL and CFL player
  • Tony Ferguson – winner of Ultimate Fighter Season 13
  • Bobby Grich – MLB All-star second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels
  • Mark Grimmette – Men's double luge, winner of Olympic silver (2002) and bronze (1998) medals
  • Trisa Hayes – wrestling manager in Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • Mark Hughes – former NCAA basketball player and professional basketball coach
  • Ronald Johnson – University of Southern California and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver
  • Beulah (Beulah, MI Relocation) McGillicutty – wrestling manager in Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • Nate McLouth – MLB player for the Baltimore Orioles
  • Ruvell Martin (Martin, MI Mover Reviews) – NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Earl Morrall – former NFL player and three-time Super Bowl winner
  • Robert Morse – NFL player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Don Nelson – NBA Basketball Coach
  • Ray Newman – MLB pitcher
  • Bennie Oosterbaan – three-time University of Michigan All-American football player and head coach
  • Terrance Taylor – Detroit (Detroit, MI Movers) Lions defensive tackle
  • Bob Zuppke – University of Illinois Football coach
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