Vicki Keith
Harbor Beach Plaque

The plaque is located within Judge James H Lincoln Memorial Park, at Trescott Street pier in Harbor Beach, Michigan. It is proudly displayed with a USA and Canadian flag pole either side of it.

It stands on a pedestal at the entrance to Trescott Street Pier on the beach where Vicki started her swim. The brass plaque is 28" (67 cm) wide by 26" (66 cm) high and 3/4" (19 mm) thick.

It is mounted on a concrete stand that is 6' (1.83 m) high, 31" 79 cm) wide and 5.5" (14 cm) thick.

Apart from the beach areas, there is free car parking and washrooms.

The headings are 2.5" and 1.5" high, with the main text in 0.5"-high capitals and left justified.

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At 7 a.m., Sunday, July 17, 1988, 27 year old Vicki Keith
departed from Harbor Beach on an epic swim across
Lake Huron. Vicki swam on through July 17, July 18,
and onward into the early hours of Tuesday, July 19th.
She arrived on the sand beach adjacent to the harbor
at the Port of Goderich, Ontario to a cheering crowd
of 400 at 5:55 a.m. after swimming for almost two days,
Vicki completed the swim by using her trademark butterfly
stroke for the last half mile from the outer breakwall
to the beach. After being blown off course for a time,
Vicki swam a total of 48 miles over a period of 46 hours
and 55 minutes.

The citizens of Harbor Beach dedicate this plaque to
"A Great Canadian", Vicki Keith, in commemoration
of the first swim across Lake Huron.

August 12, 1990

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