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Keeper's logs of James S. Donahue for the South Pierhead Light Station, South Haven, Michigan.

The lighthouse journals from South Haven, Michigan, span from 1872 to 1889. James Donahue served as the keeper of the South Haven station for most of the period from 1872 to 1889. An earlier keeper, Captain William P. Bryan completed the first entries. The logs have been photographed to provide access to an insight into the daily duties of the light keeper.

Find more information about the collection, including links to the datasets created from the logs, here: https://wmich.edu/library/lighthouse-logs-collection