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Gary Breakwater Light

Location: the end of an industrial pier along the waterfront near Gary, IN
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

About Gary Breakwater Light

The location of the light is the end of an industrial pier along the waterfront. The nearest city is Gary, IN. The station was first established in 1911. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1911.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 40 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 40 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Owner/site manager: U.S. Steel Corporation

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:36 am
Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 4:47 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:25 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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