Holland Lighthouse (Holland, West)
To help guide both the commercial and private ships safely, the three-story Holland Harbor (Black Lake) was built in 1907. The Lighthouse is covered with steel because to protect it from the heavy pounding during bad weather. The building is painted red to increase its visibility during daylight hours. Because of its color and size it has been nicknamed "Big Red." The lighthouse has a gray-shingled slate roof with twin gables and diamond-paned windows which add a unique touch to the building. The square tower rises two stories through the roof of what was once the keeper's dwelling. The lighthouse sits at the end of a long pier that runs along the south bank of a channel that connects Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan, so that it can be easily seen from the water.
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