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GRAND HAVEN SOUTH PIERHEAD LIGHTS

State: MICHIGAN
Location: GRAND RIVER / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: GRAND HAVEN
County: OTTAWA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1839



First Historic Tower (INNER LIGHT):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1905
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1969
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower (OUTER LIGHT):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1905
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1969
  • Foundation Materials: STONE PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON OVER WOOD FRAME
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 36
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 42
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1905
Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS GIVEN TO TRI-CITY MUSEUM, GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN

Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1875
  • Description: MOVED IN 1905 AND SHEATHED IN IRON IN 1922
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Construction Materials: WOOD / CAST IRON
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL W/OUTER LIGHT TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: ELEVATED WALKWAY "CATWALK"

Current Use: ACTIVE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY USCG, SHPO CONCURRENCE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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