Steam fog signal, entrance of Muskegon Harbor, Michigan.
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Steam fog signal, entrance of Muskegon Harbor, Michigan.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Harbors,
  • Aids to navigation,
  • Muskegon (Mich.)

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Edition Notes

Other titlesFog-whistle at entrance to Muskegon Harbor, Michigan
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination2 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16044773M

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On March 3, , a project was adopted for creating an arrowhead harbor entrance, consisting of converging exterior breakwaters, and for removing the greater part of the existing parallel piers. A seventy-foot steel tower, housing an air oscillator fog signal, was installed at the outer end of the south breakwater in Fog Signal Kind: Time to start: How long will pressure last: Manufacturer: Year of Manufacture: Characteristic: Duplication: Timing device: If whistle, siren or . HARBOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVENTORIES Muskegon Harbor, Michigan Harbor Location: Muskegon Harbor is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, miles northeast of Chicago, IL. Authority: River & Harbor Acts of 13 Jun , 3 Mar , 30 Aug , 23 Oct Project Description: Muskegon Harbor is a deep draft commercial harbor with over 6, feet of structures. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division 3 Muskegon River Angler Access Information 10/29/ North Side of the Lake Michigan Channel in Muskegon State Park: , , Muskegon County. Fully accessible (barrier free) fishing platforms are located at various locations along the channel wall.

This was originally built as a fog signal building at a time when there were two light towers housing range lights on the pier. In a lantern room was installed on top of the building and the front tower was moved to the entrance of the Chicago River. Fog Signal: Portage River Lower Entrance MI Browse by Category. Collections / Donors. American Lighthouse Foundation [77] Donations of National Archives Miscellaneous Research [17] Buffalo Lighthouse Association [13] Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society [2].   Served by three national railroads that employed more the men in , Muskegon is now home to one short line, the Michigan Shore Railroad, which has . Muskegon Harbor, MI Muskegon Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 80 miles easterly from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project was authorized by Rivers and Harbors Acts of J ; March 3, ; Aug ; and, Octo

Noting the great number of vessels calling at Manistee in , the Lighthouse Board recommended the establishment of a steam fog signal to enable vessels to find the harbor entrance in thick weather. Congress responded with the requested $5, on March 2, , and a ten-inch steam whistle was established on the south pier on Febru The fog signal was built in The signal proved to be exceptionally necessary for navigation in the often fog-choked Straits of Mackinac; during one exceptionally humid fortnight, the Old Mackinac Point signal personnel reported burning 52 cords of stove wood in order to keep steam up for the foghorn. The lighthouse "grew out of the fog. Self-Guided Virtual Tour Base & Entry Door The lighthouse is a foot tall telescoping light tower built in As the tower extends upward each successive ring gets successively smaller, like an extending telescope. The tower and lantern are. The Stannard Rock Light, completed in , is a lighthouse located on a reef that was the most serious hazard to navigation on Lake exposed crib of the Stannard Rock Light is rated as one of the top ten engineering feats in the United States. It is 24 miles (39 km) from the nearest land, making it the most distant (from shore) lighthouse in the United States.