Harbor Light Brewery, and the lighthouse in South Haven where our brewery got its name, are among the many features to be seen along the coast of Lake Michigan. There have been many versions of the lighthouse in South Haven, but the first one was referred to as the Harbor Light, our namesake.
This original tower was built out of wood by the United States Lighthouse Board in 1873. It was of the 5th order which means it was originally designed with a fifth order Fresnel Lens. Nowadays, the lighthouse is made of steel, and has been since 1903. However, the current lighthouse still retains the original roof from what once was the Harbor Light.