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Point Betsie Light

Location: Near Crystal Lake near Frankfort, MI
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Point Betsie Light


The location of the light is Near Crystal Lake. The nearest city is Frankfort, MI. The station was first established in 1858. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1858.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical tower attached to a dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 52 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 19 nautical miles. The tower height is 37 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-18370 (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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Point Betsie Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1984, reference number 94001430.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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