Harbor Beach Light

The Harbor Beach Lighthouse was built in 1885 and stands 54 feet above the water. It was placed on the Northern side of the Harbor entrance. The super structure is of iron and concrete construction. It has a rotating white light with 20,000 candlepower with a visibility of 21 miles.

Update 2006 by Terry Pepper
The Harbor Beach Lighthouse Preservation Society (HBLPS) has been formed and restoration efforts are underway. The light has been water-proofed, well ventilated and the interior walls, floors and windows restored to their original appearance. The Society is now seeking donations of period-correct furniture with which to refurnish the decks that made up the station living quarters. The society has applied for ownership through the NHLPA.

Update 2012
In 2012, the GSA, USCG and State of Michigan transferred the lighthouse and the rights to continue occupying the bottomland to the City of Harbor Beach. Lighthouse tours began in 2011 under the auspices of the Harbor Beach
Lighthouse Preservation Society. More information is available at the organization's website: www.harborbeachlighthouse.org


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Photograph by John Meyland

2010 photos by Dave Wobser
View from the water

View from the breakwater

Cast iron window frames  

Picture showing the former fog signal building.
Plans are to re-establish the building.

First floor galley and lounge

Second floor Head Keepers quarters

An original USLHS traveling library

Ceiling showing construction
Center post is the main support
and also the chimney for each level.

Lantern detail

Location: Harbor Beach, MI.
North breakwater entrance
Established: 1858
Date Existing Light was Built: 1885
Active: Yes

Open to public:

Breakwater, Yes
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