Piers and Revetments at Grand Haven, Michigan

Mouth of Grand R., Grand Haven, Michigan

Photos 

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2020

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Description 

The north and south piers, and their revetments, are listed on the National Register. Interestingly, the S. Pier lights are not included.

The piers, built between 1857 & 1919, are stone filled timber cribs which were later topped with concrete. Between 1951 & 1983 steel pilings were added on the sides of the timber cribs (the revetments).

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 23, 1995
Reference number
95001161
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current functions
Water-related; Outdoor recreation
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1857; 1867; 1916
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 4

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2020: Updated by Jim Allen: added description
  • October 9, 2020: New photos from Jim Allen
  • August 21, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 21, 2020: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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