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Grand Haven North Pierhead Light

Location: Grand River entrance near Grand Haven, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Grand Haven North Pierhead Light


The location of the light is Grand River entrance. The nearest city is Grand Haven, MI. The station was first established in 1897. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1921.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower with a green middle band.

The tower has a flashing green light at a focal plane height of 36 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 6 nautical miles. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-18980 (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: 6:33 am
Sunrise: 8:13 am
Sunset: 5:39 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:19 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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