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Michigan City East Pierhead Light

 
Location: Breakwater / harbor in Michigan City near Michigan City, IN

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Michigan City East Pierhead Light

The location of the light is Breakwater / harbor in Michigan City. The nearest city is Michigan City, IN. The station was first established in 1837. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1904.

The lighthouse is a white octagonal tower with red roof attached to fog signal building.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 50 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 49 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Identification number: 7-19545 (U.S.)

HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).
Operates by keying microphone five times on VHF-FM Ch. 83A

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

Michigan City East Pierhead Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Nov. 5, 1974, reference number 74000023.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:34 am
Sunrise: 7:12 am
Sunset: 4:45 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:23 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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