GRAND HAVEN SOUTH PIERHEAD RANGE

Year Established:
1871
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1903
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2006
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
GRAND RIVER/LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
43° 3.5'
Longitude:
86° 15.4'
City / Town:
GRAND HAVEN
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
OTTAWA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1905
Tower Construction Material:
CAST IRON
Tower Foundation:
PIER (INNER LIGHT)
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
52
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
51
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
Red
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1875
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
WOOD/CAST IRON
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Other Structures:
ELEVATED WALKWAY "CATWALK"

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
250 MM
Original Optic Type:
SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Note: Current Fog Signal on Lantern Gallery. Tower shown in photo from 1905 replaced an earlier short pyramidal tower built in 1871.


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017