Holland Lighthouse
Holland, MI. Lake Michigan

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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

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 (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses for access information)

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

An old postcard view of the lighthouse and the rear range light. The old photo on the left shows the old life saving service look out tower in the top right hand side of the photo.

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Revised: 08/23/03.