Muskegon Breakwater Light

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Muskegon Breakwater Light
Muskegon Breakwater Lighthouse
Muskegon Breakwater Light is located in Michigan
Muskegon Breakwater Light
Location Muskegon, Michigan
Coordinates 43°13′26.5375″N 86°20′48.5452″W / 43.224038194°N 86.346818111°W / 43.224038194; -86.346818111Coordinates: 43°13′26.5375″N 86°20′48.5452″W / 43.224038194°N 86.346818111°W / 43.224038194; -86.346818111[1]
Year first constructed 1851
Year first lit 1851
Foundation square steel equipment room
Construction steel
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)[1]
Characteristic red light, 3s on, 3s off
Fog signal Horn: 2 blasts ev 20s[1]
ARLHS number USA-518
USCG number 7-18705

The Muskegon Breakwater Light or South Breakwater Light is a light located on the end of the south arm of the Muskegon breakwater surrounding the mouth of the Muskegon channel in Muskegon, Michigan.

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.

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  1. ^ a b c Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2010. p. 174. 


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