I worked as a tour guide for two summers at the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. This opportunity enabled me to learn more about this lighthouse than any of the others I've seen. Although I have personally visited 302 lighthouses in the United States and three Provinces in Canada, the Umpqua River Lighthouse has special meaning for me.
The Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse is located on Lake Michigan at Frankfort, MI. The original light was built in 1873 at the south pier and was made of wood. This lighthouse was built in 1932, stands 67 feet high, and is made of steel. This is one of the newer lighthouses on Lake MI. It houses a fourth order Fresnel lens which can be seen for 12 miles out on the lake in clear weather. I visited this lighthouse in 1998.