Charlevoix South Pierhead Lighthouse
Charlevoix, MI. Lake Michigan

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Charlevoix South Pierhead Lighthouse in with wooden tower and fog bell.

CHARLEVOIX SOUTH PIER LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: ON SOUTH PIERHEAD/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: CHARLEVOIX
County: CHARLEVOIX
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1914

Existing Historic Tower: Yes

  • Year Light First Lit: 1948
  • Is the Light Operational? Yes
  • Date Deactivated:  n/a
  • Automated: Yes
  • Foundation Materials: Pier
  • Construction Materials: Steel
  • Markings/Patterns: White with black lantern
  • Shape: Square skeletal
  • Relationship to Other Structures: Separate
  • Tower Height: 41 feet
  • Original Optic: 5th Order Fresnel
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1914
  • Present Optic: Plastic 300mm Lens
  • Year Present Lens Installed: N/A
  • Height of Focal Plane: N/A
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: Unknown
  • Has tower been moved? No

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? No

  • Fog Signal Type:

Existing Keepers Quarters?

  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:

Other Structures: None

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Owner/Manager: City of Charlevoix/Charlevoix Historical Society, transferred in 2008 from USCG

Open to the Public? No

Non-NPS Web Site: Charlevoix Historical Society

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
Charlevoix South Pierhead Light #05000346                                                                                    On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed: 2005

Miscellaneous:

View with the catwalk extending back from the lighthouse.

One of the early original Beaver Island ferry boats passing the lighthouse.

The tower on the south pier and painted red. Notice the north pierhead skeletal tower that is no longer there.

The lighthouse as it is today.

Another view.

 

 

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Revised: 10/01/08.