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Muskegon Lighthouse

Updated on February 13, 2015

Guiding ships from Lake Muskegon to Lake Michigan

There is a narrow strip of water that connects Lake Muskegon to Lake Michigan. This area is protected by two concrete walls stretching into the water. In 1851 the first lighthouse was constructed to help guide ships through this narrow passageway. Two later lights were built in 1903 (South pier light) and 1871 (South breakwater light).

The lighthouses in Muskegon, Michigan are great ones to photograph. There are actually three different lights that you can see from the shore: the South Pier light, the South Breakwater Light and the North Breakwater Light. There is good access for photographers both from the park on Beach Street and from the pier in the Coast Guard station.

It was great to be able to photograph the lights from several different angles. I hope you enjoy this pictorial tour of the Muskegon lights.

photographs by Mary Beth Granger

Muskegon South Pier Lighthouse - Photographed from Beach Street Park

This is a shot of the Lighthouse through the trees. We visited in October when the leaves were just starting to change colors.

Lighthouse through the Branches - Muskegon Lighthouse looking through the tree

I thought this would be an unusual shot of the lighthouse. I lined up the lighthouse through a fork in the tree.

Spoontiques Lighthouse - Muskegon South Pier, MI
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Muskegon South Pier, MI

Bring home a lighthouse miniature as a memento of your visit. I love to collect these small lighthouses.

 

Close up Photo of Lighthouse - Muskegon South Pier Lighthouse

Two Lights Visible - South Breakwater and South Pier

In this view you can see both the South Breakwater light and the South Pier Light.

Lighthouse view from the Pier - South Pier Lighthouse, Muskegon

After we walked through the Coast Guard property we were able to walk down the Pier to the Lighthouse. This is a shot I took from the end of the Pier.

Coast Guard Boat docked across from the pier - Coast Guard access to Lighthouse

To visit the south pier lighthouse you cross through the Coast Guard grounds. This is a photo I took of the Coast Guard boat while we were walking to see the lighthouse.

Three Lights - Muskegon harbor

All three lights are visible in this long view of the lights. You have to look real close to see the small green and white light in the center of the photo.

Reflections - Lighthouse reflected in Water

I love this shot of the lighthouse reflected in the water. I use it for a design on one of my journals entitled Reflections.

LIGHTHOUSE painted glass NIGHTLIGHT nautical DECOR
LIGHTHOUSE painted glass NIGHTLIGHT nautical DECOR

Perfect for your seaside retreat, beach vacation home,or for the lighthouse admirer. This elegant nightlight is handpainted with portions of the design being done in clear paint. When turned on this little beauty lights up in all the right places giving you the perfect amount of light.

 

Have you visited any Lake Michigan Lighthouses? - Please share your experience

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      Michey LM 

      5 years ago

      Gee! I love that red...

      By the way... I ask a SF friend, "how come that the Golden Gate Bridge always looks as it was painted yesterday?" his answer was... "you are 90% correct, they start to paint from the south bound, it is so long that when they get to the north bound, because of the moist and fog they have to start again painting from the south, so it is an ongoing painting..."

      So Mary the beautiful red lighthouse looks as it was painter yesterday... Thanks for a great lens. Blessings!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful photography of the Lake Michigan Lighthouses.

    • jasminesphotogr profile image

      jasminesphotogr 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful lens. And yes, I've visited a few Lake Michigan lighthouses, I am from Michigan. :)

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 

      7 years ago

      Never thought of an inland lighthouse, but then Michigan is big enough to be a sea, so of course they would have them.

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      Laraine Sims 

      9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Delightful lens as always! I'd be interested in learning how many lighthouses you've visited. It must be many! 5*

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      9 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Those are lovely photographs. It's always interesting to see places my friends have seen and told me about.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      9 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Wonderful photos! Love lighthouses, never seen this one though.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Your photo lenses always put me in the mood for travel. Beautiful!

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      Mountainside-Crochet 

      9 years ago

      Another wonderful set of lighthouse photos, Mary Beth. Your love of lighthouses 'shines' through in all your lighthouse lenses and your outstanding photographs. Glad you pointed out the 3rd light (green and white) in your Three Lights photo or I would have missed it! 5*

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      Moe Wood 

      9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Great lighthouse shots. There's something so mysterious about lighthouse. We like to photograph them too.

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      walclan 

      9 years ago

      What a beautiful lighthouse, I've never seen a red lighthouse before. The last lighthouse that I saw was at Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-north coast. (In Australia) At Lighthouse Beach of course. I have some beautiful photos of it. Very nice lens. Love the photos.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      9 years ago

      What a pretty lighthouse!

      Wonderful pictures.

      Lizzy

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I left Blurb, then my computer froze, so if this is a duplicate...forgive me, please. I live in Muskegon, and am very excited to see it featured in this lens. We have a beautiful beach that is in the top 25 of the Nation. Great job on photographing our lighthouse. Very nice lens. I lensrolled you to 5 of my lenses.

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