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HOLLAND HARBOR (SOUTH PIERHEAD) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: BLACK LAKE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: HOLLAND
County: OTTAWA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1872


Holland Harbor (South Pierhead) Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1936
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1970
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: RED TOWER ON RED DWELLING
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 32
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1907
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS GIVEN TO HOLLAND MUSEUM, HOLLAND, MICHIGAN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: TWIN GABLE (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO HOLLAND HARBOR HISTORICAL LIGHTHOUSE COMMISSION

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #78001509
Name of Listing: HOLLAND HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1986

Miscellaneous:
1936 WOODEN TOWER ADDED TO 1907 BRICK KEEPERS DWELLING AND COVERED W/STEEL PLATE



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