Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse
Frankfort, MI. Lake Michigan

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FRANKFORT NORTH BREAKWATER LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: FRANKFORT
County: BENZIE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1873

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1932
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: PYRAMIDAL SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 72
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

  • Year Constructed: 1932
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
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Other Structures: RADIOBEACON, USCG STATION

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY USCG, SHPO CONCURRENCE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

Copyright 2001-2003 Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy. All rights reserved.
Revised: 08/23/03.