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Frankfort South Breakwater Light

Location: Frankfort Harbor entrance near Frankfort, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Frankfort South Breakwater Light

The location of the light is Frankfort Harbor entrance. The nearest city is Frankfort, MI. The station was first established in 1873. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1932.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical white tower with a red center band.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 46 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-18385 (U.S.)

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:35 am
Sunrise: 8:18 am
Sunset: 5:34 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:17 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Watch is in effect until January 22 at 9:00PM CST by NWS
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Gale Watch, which is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday evening. * WINDS...up to 40 kt. * SIGNIFICANT WAVES...up to 11 ft.

Additional Conditions.

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