Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Michigan City, Indiana
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Updated in September 2012
Name: Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Nearest City: Michigan City, Indiana
Location: In Washington Park at Franklin Street and Lakeshore Drive
Body of water: Michigan City Harbor & Lake Michigan
Style of lighthouse: Integral and Schoolhouse
Lens & Location: 5th Order Fresnel Lens is in the museum in the lighthouse
Other Lens:
Lighthouse Website:
Groups to join: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association - GLLKA
Owned by: Michigan City
Managed by: Michigan City Historical Society
National Register of Historic Places: Since November 5, 1974
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
The old lighthouse became the keeper's quarters for the Michigan City East Pierhead light up until 1940. The lighthouse is on Franklin Street and Lakeshore Drive in downtown Michigan City. The Old Lighthouse Museum contains maritime exhibits on Michigan City history. In 1973 the Michigan City Historical Society had the tower and lantern room replicated and put on the house. In 2003 the Hoosier Lighthousing Club rebuilt the spiral stairway.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
We've walked to this lighthouse three times. On June 27, 2010, we 83 passengers and 5 crew of the 110 foot Keweenaw Star departed from the Eldean Yacht Club in Holland, MI for our four day Ultimate Southern Lake Michigan Excursion. On our first day of this cruise we photographed 10 lighthouses during our 94 nautical mile steam. We saw a few lighthouses in southern Michigan, most of the Indiana lighthouses, and crossed a Time Zone. At the end of our 7 ¼ hour cruise on Lake Michigan, we were bussed to our hotel in Hammond, IN. We had a fantastic day with our fellow lighthouse hunters from GLLKA.

Photographed it: October 1, 2001 / September 24-25, 2006 / June 27, 2010

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Latitude: 41.72274 Longitude: -86.90606

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Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 24, 2006
Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Photo taken on October 1, 2001
Old Michigan City Lighthouse
Photo taken on September 25, 2006
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