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South Haven S Pierhead Light

 
Location: near South Haven, 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 11:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS WILL TURN TO THE NORTHEAST AND DIMINISH TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. * WAVES...4 TO 6 FEET WILL SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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About South Haven S Pierhead Light

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The nearest city is South Haven, MI. The station was first established in 1872. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1903.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical tower with a catwalk.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 37 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Identification number: 7-19505 (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.

South Haven S Pierhead Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 23, 1995, reference number 95001160.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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