Manistique (East Breakwater) Light

1915

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

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As early as 1892 the Lighthouse Board recommended that a light be put here since there was nothing in Northern Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Poverty Island, a distance of approximately 44 statute miles.

LOCATION: End of E breakwater, Manistique River Entrance, N end of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1917

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1969

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Concrete Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Steel

TOWER SHAPE: Square pyramidal --- 40ft.tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Red with black lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Fourth Order, Fresnel --- currently has a 300mm plastic lens

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: There ia a black staircase from the pier to the door in the base of the tower. Also, there are small, round windows on the tower which provide the only light to the interior of the structure enroute to the lantern room.