Harbor Staff


Mike Singleton retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Boatswains Mate and has been the Harbormaster of the Elk Rapids Harbor since 2018. He has two decades of experience from the U.S. Coast Guard and after retirement he has managed local harbors in Michigan. Mike enjoys serving the community of Elk Rapids and boaters at the harbor. In his free time, Mike enjoys boating, hiking, fishing, and spending time with family.


Lori Smith was hired at Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor in 2019 as a supervisor, as of March of 2021, she has taken on the responsibility of Assistant Harbormaster. Lori has decades of experience in the customer service, human resources, accounting and property management.  She is originally from the Detroit area before relocating to Northern Michigan in 2001 with her family. Golf, gardening and boating are some of the hobbies enjoyed by Lori and her family.

Join Our Team!

Elk Rapids Grace Memorial Harbor’s best asset is our staff.  We are friendly, hardworking, and most importantly, knowledgeable. Each dock attendant goes through an 8-hour Certified Marina Attendant training course  and continues to work with experienced employees until they are ready to handle a boat safely and efficiently. The supervisors will always greet you with a smile and guide you through any questions or concerns. And our harbormaster is constantly working to keep the harbor a fun and safe place to be.

If you would like to join our team, complete the Application for Employment and return to the Village Government Center at 315 Bridge St., Elk Rapids, MI  or mail to P.O. Box 398, Elk Rapids, MI 49629.