Ghostly history

The South Haven Lighthouse Keepers Home, now owned by the Michigan Maritime Museum, is featured in a new book, “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses,” that recounts stories of lighthouses and lighthouse keepers dwellings that are rumored to be haunted. 

SOUTH HAVEN — The next time you walk by the South Haven Lightkeeper’s House, you may want to cross the street or perhaps, if you’re brave enough, peek inside one of its windows – but only if you dare.

Turns out the two-story house at 91 Michigan St. is haunted – at least that’s what author Dianna Stampfler recounts in a new book that tells the stories of lighthouse dwellings, such as the one in South Haven, rumored to be haunted.

Ghostly history

Capt. James Donahue manned the South Haven lighthouse from 1874-1909. His ghost is said to haunt the South Haven lightkeepers house.