Lawsuits Settled Against Boat Owner Responsible For Marina Fire

 Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 Grand Haven Tribune

Twenty lawsuits later, the dust has finally settled from an explosion and fire at North Shore Marina nearly four years ago. “We’re happy to be done with it,” Marina Manager Jill Kinkema said last week. “We got to the point where we wanted to put that behind us.” Grand Rapids resident Michael Rosencrance was injured on March 23, 2013, when he ignited a torch while he was working on his boat, touching off an explosion and fire at the marina. Rosencrance suffered “serious burns,” but has recovered, according to now-retired Ottawa County Circuit Judge Ed Post, who handled the lawsuits.