Harbor Beach (Sand Beach) Light

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Harbor Beach (Sand Beach) Light

Location: north side breakwater entrance to the Harbor of Refuge at Sand Beach near Harbor Beach, MI
Body of Water: Lake Huron
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Harbor Beach (Sand Beach) Light


The location of the light is north side breakwater entrance to the Harbor of Refuge at Sand Beach. The nearest city is Harbor Beach, MI. The station was first established in 1858. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1885.

The lighthouse is a "sparkplug" style structure.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 54 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 5 nautical miles. The tower height is 45 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Admission to the tower is open seasonally.    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-10130 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1968.

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Harbor Beach (Sand Beach) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 04, 1983, reference number 83000850.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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