Petoskey Pierhead Light

1899

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

Picture Postcard from National Archives

Library of Congress Photo

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The historical information on this light has been taken from the Light List, 1954, and current information is from a visitation of the station.

LOCATION: Near end of breakwater, S side of Little Traverse Bay, NE end of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1930

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Pier

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Concrete and Steel

TOWER SHAPE: Originally was a skeletal tower --- now is Cylindrical

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Originally was red --- now is white tower on red base

ORIGINAL LENS: unknown --- now has a 300mm lens that operates on compressed acetylene gas.