Muskegon South Breakwater Light

1851 Light on Keeper's Dwelling / 1903 Light on Pier

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

Historical Collection of Great Lakes Photo
(Light on Land)

USCG PHOTO
(Pier Light)

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The light at this station in 1851 was originally located atop the keeper's dwelling on shore.
The Lighthouse Board finally decided to build a tower on the end of the pier in 1902.

LOCATION: On outer end of pierhead at the mouth of the Muskegon River, E side of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1903

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Cast iron

TOWER SHAPE: Conical --- 48ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Red

ORIGINAL LENS: Light on Keeper's dwelling --- Sixth Order, Fresnel / tower --- Fourth Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This Fresnel lens is semi-circular in form and is fitted with a brass reflector which produces an arc of illumination of 180 degrees.