The Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) is pleased to announce the completion of the exterior phase of the South Haven Lighthouse Restoration Project.
An “unveiling” of the century-old structure on South Haven’s south pier entrance from Lake Michigan is scheduled to occur FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 9:30 a.m.
The lighthouse has been surrounded by scaffolding and shrouded in plastic since early September while workers removed an estimated 10 coats of paint, made repairs and re-painted it with approximately 52 gallons of its signature red paint.
The interior restoration was completed this past spring.
The $300,000 restoration project was made possible from contributions to a community-wide “Save The Light” initiative sponsored by the Historical Association of South Haven. The project was also supported by a $60,000 grant from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program.
The restoration work was done by Mihm Enterprises of Hamilton, Mich.
A formal re-dedication of the lighthouse will be held next Spring.