The lighthouse has been closed at South Haven's South Pier and restoration has begun.

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St. Joseph-Benton Harbor's Moodyonthemarket.com is reporting the historic lighthouse on the South Haven shoreline of Lake Michigan is now closed to the public as work is underway.

Work began early today [9/6/16] with the installation of scaffolding all around the red tower, and by the end of the week, the lighthouse will be completely wrapped in plastic to allow the work to proceed uninterrupted by fall wind, weather and waves along the pier. Sandblasting and painting will take place behind the plastic shield which will likely take at least five weeks, weather permitting.

This project follows closure and rehabilitation work that commenced in Grand Haven on their lighthouse in late August.

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