FRANKFORT NORTH BREAKWATER

Year Established:
1873
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1903
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Credit:
Chad Kaiser
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
LAKE MICHIGAN
Latitude:
44° 37.8'
Longitude:
86° 15'
City / Town:
FRANKFORT
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
BENZIE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. FRANKFORT NORTH BREAKWATER
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
moved to north pier in 1932
Tower Construction Material:
STEEL & CONCRETE
Tower Foundation:
PIER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
72
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
67
Tower Shape:
PYRAMIDAL SQUARE
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Other Structures:
RADIO BEACON, USCG STATION

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
SAME
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1912
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

Tower originally on south pierhead moved to north breakwater in 1932.


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017