Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Grand Haven Lighthouse

Name: Grand Haven Lighthouse

Location (State or Province): Michigan

Date Established: Original 1839

Markings: red tower

Structure: The barn-shaped outer pier light at one time sported a fog horn. The end of the pier in front of the outer light was later modified to resemble the prow of a ship to provide better protection from the lake's waves. The outer end of the north pier is marked by a D9 tower.

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 23, 2010 5:31 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From Interstate 96, take either Highway 104 at exit 9 or Highway 31 at exit 1AB, and drive towards Grand Haven. Highway 104 will connect with Highway 31 just before the Grand River. Cross the Grand River and then turn right on Franklin Avenue. Follow Franklin Avenue until it ends at Harbor Drive. Take a left onto Harbor Drive and follow it to Grand Haven State Park from where you can walk the breakwater to the Grand Haven Lighthouse.

The Fresnel lens, used in the 1855 tower, is on display in the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven.

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