Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse
Manistee, MI. Lake Michigan

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The old pierhead light and fog signal.

MANISTEE (NORTH PIERHEAD) LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: MANISTEE RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: MANISTEE
County: MANISTEE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1875

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1927
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1927
  • Foundation Materials: PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 55
  • 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

  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? YES (Goto Publicly Accessible Lighthouses for access information)

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

Miscellaneous:

The current pierhead light tower.

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