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Michigan City East Pier Lighthouse
Michigan City East Pier Lighthouse,
Michigan City, IN
*Dates of operation~~ 1904-present
*Building Material~~ Steel and brick
*Tower~~ 49 feet
*Elevation~~ 5 feet above lake level
*Markings~~ White tower w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, sound building, oil house, storage building,
catwalk, radio beacon
*Automated~~ 1960
*Original Lens~~ Fifth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Rotating 2130C
*Open to Public?~~ Yes (grounds only)
*Current Owner~~ City of Michigan City
*Waterway Location~~ Lake Michigan entrance to Trail Creek
*Significant Feature~~ Elevated catwalk from shore along entire pier to beacon was used
for 29 years until Coast Guard took over operation of the tower.  
Previous lighthouse,
once used as keeper's quarters for pier light, now a museum.   

          LINKS
Terry Pepper's lighthouse info and history
http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/michigan/michcity/michcity.htm

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/michcity.htm

Dave Wobser's Michigan City East Pier page
http://lighthouse.boatnerd.com/gallery/Michigan/MichCityPier.htm
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