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Michigan City Breakwater Light

Location: the end of a breakwater / harbor in Michigan City near Michigan City, IN

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Michigan City Breakwater Light

The location of the light is the end of a breakwater / harbor in Michigan City. The nearest city is Michigan City, 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 36 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 6 nautical miles. The tower height is 30 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-19555 (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.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:32 am
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 4:49 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:26 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 24 at 9:00AM EST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...Becoming northwest and increasing to 15 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots Tuesday...diminishing Wednesday. * WAVES...Increasing to 6 to 12 feet...occasionally 15 feet... subsiding Wednesday.

Additional Conditions.

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