The South Haven Lighthouse

South Pier Light: The light still serves as an active aid to navigation Constructed with in the early 1870s with $6,000 in congressional appropriations, the South Pier Lighthouse was built as an open 30′ wood tower topped by an octagonal cast iron lantern. The...

South Haven History

The area was first founded in 1787 by Ottawa, Miami and Pottawatomie Native American tribes who named the land, “Ni-Ko-Nong,” or “beautiful sunsets.” In 1833, pioneer J.R. Monroe founded South Haven when the U.S. government granted him a land...

City of South Haven – the Ship

USS CITY OF SOUTH HAVEN 1918-1919 — Originally the civilian steamship City of South Haven (1903) USS CITY OF SOUTH HAVEN, a 1719 gross ton coastal troop transport, was built at Toledo, Ohio, in 1903 as the passenger steamship of the same name. She operated...