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Welcome to the Muskegon lights website. The Muskegon South Pierhead and South Breakwater lighthouses were awarded to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy in June of 2010 from the Federal Government for preservation. The lighthouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouses need preservation as they have deteriorated over many years. The US Coast Guard still is in charge of the lights at the top and the fog signal. We are in need donations to help save the lights as well as volunteers interested in helping preserve the lights, eventually giving tours and performing routine maintenance on the lights. Preservation of the lights will not be an easy task, so please consider helping financially or physically.

Lighthouse Keepers Wanted
Want to be a Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse Keeper?
» Contact us today!
» View the Keeper Schedule

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Lighthouse Passport Program & Club

USLS PassportThe United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) Passport Program is designed to generate donations for participating lighthouses, in addition to being a fun and educational way to learn about lighthouses and chronicle your lighthouse adventures. Collect unique stamps from over 600 locations throughout the country. In addition, if you join the USLHS free Passport Club you will receive a special gift and periodic updates on new stamp locations and stamp hunting tips. Visit uslhs.org to learn more.

The Muskegon South Pierhead Light is a proud participant of the USLHS Passport Program! Purchase your passport at the lighthouse gift shop during regular hours of operation, or bring your passport in to receive your stamp when stopping to climb the tower. Passports are $15 if bought onsite. If you can’t make it to visit while we’re open, send your $2 donation and a self-addressed stamped envelope with the date you visited to: P.O. Box 154, Muskegon, MI 49443 Attn. Passport. Once received, we will send you a pre-stamped card of both Muskegon South Pierhead and Breakwater Lights to paste into your passport. This is a great way to commemorate your lighthouse hunting experiences while also supporting America’s lighthouse preservation!

We Need Your Support
Are you interested in helping preserve the lights with a donation of funds, volunteer time or resources?
» Make a Donation
» Volunteer Time or Resources

Members Wanted
Support the Muskegon Lights by becoming a Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy Member!
» Learn More (PDF)