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Manistee Pierhead lights

Manistee Lighthouse , is a lighthouse on Lake Michigan, located on the north breakwater of Manistee Harbor, in Manistee County, Michigan.U.S.A.

The first light was built on the south pier in 1870. Unfortunately, it burnt down during the great fire of 1871, on October 8, 1871.

The lighthouse went on sale under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act in 2009. On June 30, 2011, ownership of the light was transferred to the city of Manistee and the Manistee County Historical Museum  maintains the light in activity.
Manistee Lighthouse  is a cylindrical cast iron tower, with gallery and lantern 12 m high. The tower is painted white and the lantern is black.
The current cast iron cylindrical tower from 1927 is located on the north pier and the caretaker’s house is separate.

Access : Coordinates: 44.2517, -86.3464 ./ Manistee Lighthouse  Located in Manistee county, on the west end of the north pier , From US 31.svg US 31 go 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west on Memorial Drive, to the Fifth Ave.

Highlights :

  •  Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse , Access for the keepers would have been by pier or elevated catwalk.
  •  Tower Height: 39.00′ – Focal Plane: 55′ – Active Aid to Navigation: Yes

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Long distance walking / snapping selfies /

Go next : Manistee ,in the northwestern lower peninsula of Michigan / Ludington  in West Michigan. / Muskegon : a city  in West Michigan.  / Traverse City is a scenic city  on the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.

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