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South Haven South Pierhead Lighthouse
South Haven South Pierhead Lighthouse,
South Haven, Mi (Lower Peninsula)
*Dates of operation~~ 1903-present
*Building Material~~ Cast Iron
*Tower~~ 35 feet
*Elevation~~ On pier at lake level
*Markings~~ Red w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed red
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, catwalk on pier
*Automated~~ 1940
*Original Lens~~ Fifth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Original lens remains in use
*Open to Public?~~ Keeper's house only (Michigan Maritime Museum's Marialyce Canonie
Great Lakes Research Library )
*Current Owner~~ Historical Association of South Haven
*Waterway Location~~ Lake Michigan at entrance to Black River
*Significant Feature~~ The lantern room placed upon the new steel tower in 1903 was
previously used for 40 years at the old Muskegon tower.

              LINKS
Terry pepper's lighthouse info and history
http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/michigan/southaven/southaven.htm

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/shavens.htm

Official lighthouse website
http://www.historyofsouthhaven.org/
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