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Frankfort North Breakwater Light

Location: the entrance to Frankfort Harbor near Frankfort, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
Photo by: Jim Sorbie
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Frankfort North Breakwater Light

The location of the light is the entrance to Frankfort Harbor. The nearest city is Frankfort, MI. The station was first established in 1873. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1912.

The lighthouse is a square pyramidal tower.

The tower has a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 72 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 16 nautical miles. The tower height is 67 ft.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-18375 (U.S.)

In 1912, a new square steel pyramidal tower was constructed on the North Pier. The light was electrified in 1919. In the 1920s, construction began on a pair of concrete breakwaters at the harbor entrance. Construction was complete by the early 1930s. With the earlier piers now rendered obsolete, plans were made to shorten them. In 1932, the 1912 lighthouse was removed from the north pier and relocated at the head of the north breakwater. The original pyramid style lighthouse was increased in height by placing it on top of a new two-story addition.

HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl) operates by keying microphone five times on VHF FM marine CH 83A

Frankfort North Breakwater Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 6, 2005, reference number 05000983.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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