Muskegon Pier Light
|Muskegon Pier Lighthouse|
|Year first constructed||1851|
|Year first lit||1903|
|Markings / pattern||Red|
|Height||48 feet (15 m)|
|Focal height||50 feet (15 m)|
|Original lens||fourth order Fresnel lens (Sautter & Cie) 1|
|Current lens||300mm acrylic1|
|Range||6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)|
|Characteristic||red flash every 4s|
The site is accessible but the lighthouse is close to the public.
The first lighthouse in Muskegon was a wooden tower atop the Keeper’s Quarters built in 1851. It was situated on land. In 1871 Muskegon Breakwater Light was built on the end of the breakwater and the main light was rebuilt. Muskegon Pier Light was built in 1903, replacing the main light.2
- Terry Pepper. "Seeing The Light - Muskegon Pier Lighthouse". terrypepper.com. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Michigan". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Listed under "Muskegon South Breakwater Light".
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the United States: Michigan's Western Lower Peninsula". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy
- Lighthouse Central, Photographs, History, Directions and Way points for Muskegon South Pier Light
- The Ultimate Guide to West Michigan Lighthouses by Jerry Roach (Publisher: Bugs Publishing LLC - 2005). ISBN 0-9747977-0-7.
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