South Haven, Michigan, lighthouse logs, 1872-1880

Lighthouse keeper logs for the South Pierhead Light, South Haven, Michigan, from 1872 to 1880, recorded by the first keeper William P. Bryan and the second keeper James S. Donahue. Bryan has one entry in 1872, with remaining entries completed by Donahue from 1874-1880. The entries are detailed and include information about the temperature, weather conditions, names and owner's names of some of the incoming vessels, and maintenance of the lighthouse. The journal records commerce and pleasure crafts passing in and out of the harbor. Donahue provided descriptions about shipwrecks, including the name of the ship and the fate of the crew. The journal measures 13-3/4 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/4, with marbled boards and edges, stamped "Light Station Journal" on spine, produced by the US Government Bindery.
Date Created:
[1872 TO 1880]
Data Provider:
Western Michigan University. Libraries
South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs
South Haven, Michigan
Subject Topic:
South Haven South Pierhead (Mich.), Donahue, James S., 1842-1917--Diaries, Bryan, William P., 1829-1892--Diaries, Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--Diaries, Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--1870-1890, Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--History--19th century, Lighthouses--Michigan--South Haven, Navigation--Great Lakes (North America)--History, Navigation--Michigan, Lake--History, Shipwrecks--Great Lakes (North America)--History--19th century, Shipwrecks--Great Lakes (North America)--Michigan, Shipwrecks--Michigan, Lake--History--19th century, South Haven (Mich.)--History--19th century, and South Haven (Mich.)--History--Biography
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