Muskegon Pier Light

Muskegon Pier Light
Muskegon Pier Light
Muskegon Pier Lighthouse
Location Muskegon, Michigan
Coordinates 43°13′36″N 86°20′29″W / 43.2267°N 86.3415°W / 43.2267; -86.3415Coordinates: 43°13′36″N 86°20′29″W / 43.2267°N 86.3415°W / 43.2267; -86.3415
Year first constructed 1851
Year first lit 1903
Foundation Pier
Construction Cast iron
Tower shape Conical
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 acrylic[1]
Range 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)
Characteristic red flash every 4s
ARLHS number USA-1082
USCG number 7-18710

The Muskegon Pier Light is a lighthouse located in the harbor of Muskegon, Michigan.

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]

In 2008 the lighthouse became available for transfer under NHLPA, and in June 2010 ownership was transferred to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy.[3]

See also

Muskegon Breakwater Light


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