Remodeled South Haven Lighthouse unveiled
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The South Haven Lighthouse restoration project is complete.
The renovations to the century-old structure we're unveiled Friday morning around 9:30.
The restoration project was sponsored by the Historical Association of South Haven and funded by a community-wide "Save the Light" initiative which raised $300,000.
The project was also supported by a $60,000 grant from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program.
The president of the Historical Association of South Haven says without the repairs the lighthouse was in danger of being torn down.
“This is a key symbol of what and who we are as a lakefront community. The historical association agreed with that and decided to take on this project to keep it here in South Haven.”
In September, workers removed an estimated 10 coats of paint, made repairs and re-painted it with about 52 gallons of its signature red paint while the interior restoration was completed this past spring.
A formal re-dedication of the lighthouse will be held next spring.