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South Haven South Pierhead Light Restored

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Restoration crew on the scaffolding at the South ...

The pier to the South Haven South Pierhead Lighthouse South Haven, Michigan was closed early this fall so that the exterior of the 1903 lighthouse could be restored. The interior of the historic lighthouse was restored this past summer.

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View from the water showing the scaffolding going ...

By October 7th the exterior restoration was completed and the wraps and the scaffolding came down to reveal a beautifully restored red tower.

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Michigan’s South Haven South Pierhead Lighthouse ...

The $300,000 restoration project was made possible through the fund raising efforts of the Historical Association of South Haven, the group that now owns the lighthouse. It was stated that more than 1000 donors contributed the project. The lighthouse will be formally re-dedicated this coming spring. Obviously, the people of South Haven love their lighthouse. (All photographs courtesy of Tom Renner, Historical Association of South Haven.)

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On October 7th a crowd gathers on the pier to ...


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The wrap goes up around the South Haven South ...


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The final part of the wrap is removed from the ...


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The scaffolding is removed from around the South ...

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