Detail View: South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs: South Haven, Michigan, lighthouse logs, 1880-1884

Identifier: 
exwa_LHL_02
Title: 
South Haven, Michigan, lighthouse logs, 1880-1884
Alternative Title: 
South Haven, Michigan, station logs
Alternative Title: 
South Haven, Michigan, light station journal
Creator: 
Donahue, James S., 1842-1917
Description: 
Lighthouse keeper logs for the South Pierhead Light, South Haven, Michigan, from November 11, 1880 to September 18, 1884, recorded by the keeper James S. Donahue. An entry, "Orders and Letters from Head Quarters copied hear [sic] for further reference," dated January 20, 1881 appears out of order between the log for September 2nd and 3rd, 1884. Donahue's 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 1-1/2, with marbled boards and edges, stamped "Light Station Journal" on spine, produced by the US Government Bindery.
Date: 
1880-1884
Location: 
South Haven, Michigan
Time Period: 
19th century
Subject: 
Donahue, James S., 1842-1917--Diaries
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--Diaries
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--1870-1890
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--History--19th century
Subject: 
Lighthouses--Michigan--South Haven
Subject: 
Navigation--Great Lakes (North America)--History
Subject: 
Navigation--Michigan, Lake--History
Subject: 
Shipwrecks--Great Lakes (North America)--History--19th century
Subject: 
Shipwrecks--Great Lakes (North America)--Michigan
Subject: 
Shipwrecks--Michigan, Lake--History--19th century
Subject: 
South Haven (Mich.)--History--19th century
Subject: 
South Haven (Mich.)--History--Biography
Places Identified: 
South Haven South Pierhead (Mich.)
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Type: 
Text
Source: 
Van Buren Historical Society Collection, A-318. Western Michigan University, Archives and Regional History Collections.
Language: 
eng
Collection: 
South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs
Rights: 
No copyright. Digital access provided by the Zhang Legacy Collections Center, Western Michigan University Libraries.
File Format: 
image/jp2
Digitization Date: 
2015