Thursday, October 19, 2017

MONROE PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE

Location: On a crib at the outer end of the north pier at the entrance to the ship canal leading to the Raisin River, westerly shore of Lake Erie, Michigan, and about 1-1/2 miles to the northward of the mouth of the river.
Station Established: 1849
Year Latest Tower First Lit: 1884
Operational: No
Automated: N/A
Deactivated: 1916
Foundation Materials: Stone pier
Construction Materials: Wood, corrugated iron
Tower Shape: Conical
Markings/Pattern: White, conical tower surmounted by a black lantern; brown, corrugated iron fog-signal house; on hexagonal stone pier
Characteristic: Fixed red
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: 4th Order
Foghorn: Yes; 10-inch steam whistle; blasts 5 seconds, silent intervals 25 seconds