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Name: Gary Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Gary West Breakwater Light

Nearest Town or City:
Gary, Indiana, United States

Location: Gary Harbor, Lake Michigan.

Managing Organization:
U.S. Steel

This light is located at the end of the long West Pier in Gary Harbor. Views from shore are blocked by steel plants.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 40

Characteristic and Range: 3 red flashes every 40 seconds (10 seconds between flashes).

Description of Tower: Red, tapered conical steel tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1911

Date Present Tower Built: 1911

Optics: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Automated horn, one blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is at the end of a very long breakwater and is best viewed by boat.


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