U.S. Coast Guard
This lighthouse is located about midway on the North Pier; its companion, the St. Joseph North Pierhead Outer Light, is at the end of the pier. The two are connected by a catwalk. This lighthouse was honored on a U.S. Postage stamp in 1995.
Tower Height: 57
Description of Tower: White, octagonal cast iron tower on top of fog signal building.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1832
Date Present Tower Built: 1907
Optics: 1907: Fourth order Fresnel lens was removed in 2012 to the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center for restoration.
Fog Signal: 1907: Diaphone horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The North Pier and lighthouses are adjacent to Tiscornia City Park in Benton Harbor.