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Historic Light Station Information
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INDIANA


GARY HARBOR BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: GARY HARBOR, LAKE MICHIGAN, NEAR GARY, INDIANA
Station Established: 1837
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1911
Operational? YES
Automated? UNKNOWN
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: UNKNOWN
Construction Materials: STEEL PLATES
Tower Shape: CONICAL, TAPERED AT THE TOP
Markings/Pattern: RED
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: SIXTH ORDER FRESNEL

Historical Information:

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs: 

GARY LIGHTHOUSE


INDIANA HARBOR LIGHT

Photographs: 

INDIANA HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE


INDIANA HARBOR EAST BREAKWATER LIGHT

Location: EAST CHICAGO HARBOR, LAKE MICHIGAN, NEAR EAST CHICAGO, INDIANA
Station Established: 1935 
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1935
Operational? YES
Automated? UNKNOWN
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: UNKNOWN
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower Shape: SQUARE STEEL ART DECO TOWER
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS

Historical Information:

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs:

INDIAN HARBOR EAST BREAKWATER LIGHT


MICHIGAN CITY LIGHT

Location: LAKE MICHIGAN 
Station Established: 1837 
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1858 
Pierhead Tower Lit: 1904 
Operational? NO (Pierhead Tower Operational)
Automated? NO (Pierhead Tower Automated: 1960)
Deactivated: 1904 
Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED; Pierhead Tower: CONCRETE PIER 
Construction Materials: WOOD; Pierhead Tower: STEEL/BRICK 
Tower Shape: SQUARE (REPLICA); Pierhead Tower: OCTAGONAL ON FOG SIGNAL BLDG 
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER ON BRICK DWELLING; Pierhead Tower: WHITE TOWER
W/BLACK LANTERN 
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL; Pierhead Tower: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1858; Pierhead Tower: FIFTH ORDER 1904 

Historical Information:

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Photographs

MICHIGAN CITY LIGHT


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