Northern Michigan / U.P. Photo of the Day — Manistee County

Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse By Gary R Ennis

TUES. DEC. 7, 2021


MANISTEE, Mich. — Dr. Bob Lorinser, candidate for US Congress in Northern Michigan and the U.P., is showcasing a scenic photo of the day series, featuring landscape images from across the district.


Constituents are welcome to submit photos to info@votedrbob.com.


Today, the photo of the day was taken at Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse By Gary R Ennis.


From visitmanistee.com

Standing watch over Lake Michigan waters, the North Pierhead Lighthouse welcomes boaters into its harbor, and is a reminder of Manistee's great maritime history.


First built in 1869, it burned in the Great Fire and a new one was constructed in 1872. The North Pierhead Lighthouse is built from cast iron and stands 39 feet tall.


Many changes have taken place over the years--including a wooden catwalk that was eventually replaced by an iron one around 1900. Many Michigan lighthouses demolished their catwalks when the lights became electrified, so Manistee's catwalk is a rare sight. In the late 1920s, after extensive pier renovations, the old fog signal building was replaced by the present structure.


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