U.S. Coast Guard
This station's former keeper's dwelling is now owned by the city of South Haven. The lighthouse, at the end of a pier, is now owned by the Historical Association of South Haven. A park has been established around the pier, and there is also a sandy beach. The Michigan Maritime Museum has renovated the keeper's house as the Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library.
Tower Height: 35
Height of Focal Plane: 37
Characteristic and Range: Fixed red.
Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower with black lantern.
This light is operational
1872 2.5 story keeper's dwelling.
Date Established: 1872
Date Present Tower Built: 1903
Optics: 1903: Fifth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
From US Route 31 (I-196) take BR-196 west; follow as it becomes Phoenix Street, then Water Street, and continue to the park and lighthouse.
Keepers: James Donahue (1874-1909). For a complete list of keepers, see www.terrypepper.com/lights/michigan/southaven/keepers.htm