Muskegon Breakwater Light
Muskegon Breakwater Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1851|
|Year first lit||1851|
|Foundation||square steel equipment room|
|Tower shape||square pyramidal|
|Markings / pattern||red|
|Height||53 feet (16 m)|
|Focal height||70 feet (21 m)|
|Range||8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)|
|Characteristic||red light, 3s on, 3s off|
|Fog signal||Horn: 2 blasts ev 20s|
The site is accessible by walking the breakwater. As of Summer, 2015, the light is available to the public for tours.
In 2008 the light became available for transfer under NHLPA, and in June 2010 ownership was transferred to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. The lights and buoys of Muskegon Harbor are maintained by the US Coast Guard Station housed in the lighthouse 3/8 of a mile away, at the mouth of the Muskegon Channel. The light has been in service since 1879.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Michigan". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Listed under "Muskegon South Breakwater Light".
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the United States: Michigan's Western Lower Peninsula". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2010. p. 174.
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