Black and white photograph showing boats on Lake Macatawa, as seen from Macatawa Park. Note from donor: Ken Cartier, owned and operated a WWII vintage 72 foot submarine chaser. Built for WWII but never put in service until after the war. The submarine chaser was the forerunner for the PT boats. Crew included: Ken Cartier as the Captain, Ron Rosie, Bill Tazelaar and Steve Bos.
Items in accession 2020.13 focus on the history of Macatawa Park (in Park Township, a few miles southwest of Holland, MI) . They are from the collection of Art Tazelaar, gathered over the course of his lifetime. Art was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1913 to John J. Tazelaar (1868–1957) and Gertrude C Lopperson (1880–1961).
The US Census shows that the Tazelaar family had moved to Macatawa Park by 1920. By 1940 (US Census), Art had begun working as the postmaster here, a position he held up to 1980. He also worked at a hardware store in Macatawa Park.
Art married Janet Virginia Wierda on 4-15-1941 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Gift ofGift of the Tazelaar family