Muskegon Pier Light
Muskegon Pier Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1851|
|Year first lit||1903|
|Markings / pattern||Red|
|Height||48 feet (15 m)|
|Focal height||50 feet (15 m)|
|Original lens||fourth order Fresnel lens (Sautter & Cie) |
|Current lens||12-inch (300 mm) acrylic|
|Range||6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)|
|Characteristic||red flash every 4s|
The site is accessible, and the lighthouse is available for tours during the summer months from noon until 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The first lighthouse in Muskegon was a wooden tower atop the Keeper’s Quarters built in 1851. It was situated on land. In 1871 Muskegon Breakwater Light was built on the end of the breakwater and the main light was rebuilt. Muskegon Pier Light was built in 1903, replacing the main light.
- Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2010. p. 174.
- Terry Pepper. "Seeing The Light - Muskegon Pier Lighthouse". terrypepper.com. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- "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.
- Media related to Muskegon Pier Light at Wikimedia Commons
- Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy
- Lighthouse Central, Photographs, History, Directions and Way points for Muskegon South Pier Light
- The Ultimate Guide to West Michigan Lighthouses by Jerry Roach (Publisher: Bugs Publishing LLC - 2005). ISBN 0-9747977-0-7.
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