South Haven Lighthouse

South Haven Lighthouse (HM28UI)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.111', W 86° 17.016'

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The first light was erected in 1873 at the end of a 225 foot wooden pier that had been in use since 1861. The square pyramid wooden structure consisted of two rooms mounted on a raised platform. The bottom room was for oil storage, the top room housed the lamp. The lamp was lit at ten minutes before sunset, and by midnight, it was necessary to change lamps as the oil in the first one was nearly depleted by that time.
At sunrise, the lamp was extinguished. Measuring 37'6" from the lake level to the tip of the flame of the lamp, the beacon could ordinarily be seen from 11 to 15 miles depending on weather conditions.

Historical Association of South Haven
& The Appleyard family in memory of Richard & Allegra Appleyard
HM NumberHM28UI
Placed ByHistorical Association of South Haven, The Appleyard family in memory of Richard & Allegra Appleyard, and Michigan Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 558955 N 4694643
Decimal Degrees42.40185000, -86.28360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.111', W 86° 17.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 6.66" N, 86° 17' 0.95999999999989" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Water St, South Haven MI 49090, US
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