Old Manistee Main Light

1870

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO 1
USCG PHOTO 2

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The light in the USCG picture was destroyed by a fire in October, 1871. Another light was built, but it was located on the South Pier.

LOCATION: Mouth of Manistee River, E side of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: Main Light --- 1870 / S. Pier --- 1873

CURRENT USE: No longer exists

AUTOMATED: No

DEACTIVATED: 1875 --- replaced by light built on North Pier

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Main Light --- Natural / S. Pier --- Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Main Light --- Wood / S. Pier --- Cast iron

TOWER SHAPE: Main Light --- Square frame structure on keeper's dwelling / S. Pier --- Square, pyramidal, open-framed structure, 27ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Main Light --- white with black lantern / S. Pier --- white

ORIGINAL LENS: Main Light --- unknown / S.Pier --- Sixth Order, Fresnel