We feature historic lighthouses by Spencer Collins, Spoontique, Sheila's Collectibles, and Cat's Meow Village.
The Holland Harbor Lighthouse in Holland, Michigan is an integral part of the history of the Holland Harbor. A stormy history it is, indeed, filled with disappointment countered by determination.
The first lighthouse was erected with $4,000 of federal funds in 1872, twenty years before the harbor was complete. It was a small, square, wooden structure that stood on an open platform on legs above the deck of the pier. On top was a lantern deck with a ten-window lantern room.
The lighthouse keeper had to carry his lighted oil lamp along a catwalk, which stretched from the shore where he lived to the lamp under a lens or magnifying device. When fog obscured the light, he signaled incoming boats by blowing an 18 inch fish horn often used on sailboats.
This is only one story of the thousands of stories surrounding lighthouses on America's coasts and indeed around the world.
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