Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse

Manistee, Michigan - 1927 (1875**)

Photo of the Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse.

History of the Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse

This light sits at the end of a pier at the mouth of the Manistee River and Lake Michigan. Access for the keepers would have been by pier or elevated catwalk if the waves were breaking over the pier. The tower stands 39 feet tall and is still active.

Directions: From US-31 heading north out of Manistee, make a left onto Memorial Drive. This will change names to 5th Ave. Continue to follow 5th Ave to the end where there is a parking area for the lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 39.00'
Focal Plane: 55'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 44.25200 N
*Longitude: -86.34500 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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