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MUSKEGON SOUTH BREAKWATER LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: HARBOR ENTRANCE / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MUSKEGON
County: MUSKEGON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1851



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1903
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1851
  • Description: WOODEN TOWER ON KEEPERS DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition: MAIN LIGHT REBUILT 1871 AND NEW SOUTH PIER LIGHT BUILT 1871
  • 2. Construction Date: 1871
  • Description: TOWER ON KEEPERS DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition: DISCONTIUED 1903 AND LIGHT MOVED TO INNER END OF SOUTH PIER
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed: 1899
  • Construction Materials: FRAME
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY SHPO
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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