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Name: St. Joseph North Pierhead Outer Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

Location: Entrance to St. Joseph River, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse is located at the end of the North Pier; its companion, the St. Joseph North Pierhead Inner Light, is at the middle of the pier. The two are connected by a catwalk.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 31

Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1832

Date Present Tower Built: 1906

Optics: 1906: Fifth order Fresnel lens, now on loan to the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph (replaced by modern optic).

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.


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