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Name: Manistee North Pierhead Light  

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Also known as: Manistee Light

Also known as: Manistee Pierhead Light

Nearest Town or City:
Manistee, Michigan, United States

Location: Entrance to Manistee River, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
City of Manistee & Manistee County Historical Society

A catwalk from shore made this lighthouse accessible to keepers. The catwalk has been restored in recent years.

Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 55

Description of Tower: White, conical steel tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1927

Optics: 1875: Fifth order Fresnel lens, now 300 mm optic.

Current Use: Active Coast Guard aid to navigation.

Open To Public? no

From US Route 31, follow Memorial Drive onto 5th Avenue and continue to the lake. There is a parking area at the 5th Avenue Beach and Park.


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