The Lookout Tower building concept was inspired by the USCG towers that stood tall dotting the shorelines of Michigan’s Great Lakes. With sight lines that extend out to Lake Michigan, this proposed year-round, two-story building will give unparalleled views of the harbor and beyond. The structure boasts multi-use spaces on each floor that could serve as both exhibit and event space. The Lookout Tower would replace the building currently situated on the corner of the Jensen property that functions as the clubhouse for the slip holders. The new building will stand proud as the anchor point in the Heart of the Maritime District.
Year-round, two-story building with ~1,000 sq. ft. of space on each level.
Best views of South Haven harbor.
Multipurpose building for exhibits, events, and off-season storage.
Catering kitchen capabilities.
Seating for 80 people per level.
Restrooms for Museum visitors as well as event guests.
Staff and volunteer area for captains and crews of MMM vessels.
Lower level boasts large cantilevered doors that act as shade for visitors as well as easy facilitation for exhibit vessel placement.
Second floor balcony surrounds the structure to maximize harbor and lake views for visitors and guests.