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Muskegon South Breakwater Light

 
Location: Muskegon Harbor entrance near Muskegon, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS TUESDAY. * WAVES...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET TOWARD DAYBREAK TUESDAY AND TO 5 TO 7 FEET DURING THE DAY TUESDAY.

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About Muskegon South Breakwater Light

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The location of the light is Muskegon Harbor entrance. The nearest city is Muskegon, MI. The station was first established in 1851. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1903.

The lighthouse is a square pyramidal tower.

The tower has an isophase red light at a focal plane height of 70 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 53 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-18705 (U.S.)

The Muskegon South Breakwater and South Pierhead lighthouses were transferred through the NLHPA process to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy (MLC) in the summer of 2010 from the GSA.

HORN: 2 blasts ev 20s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-14s si). The fog signal operates by keying the microphone five times on VHF- FM CH 83A

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

Directions to Margaret Drake Elliot Park
to view Muskegon South Breakwater Light


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