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Name: Robert H. Manning Memorial Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Empire, Michigan, United States

Location: Empire Beach, Lake Michigan.


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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Privately maintained.

Notes:
Robert Manning was an Empire resident and an avid fisherman. He often joked about how much easier it would be to return to port after dark if there was a lighthouse to guide him. After his death, Manning's friends raised funds for the building of this memorial lighthouse. It is located in a park with a sandy beach.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical wood and stucco tower, with green lantern and gold ventilator ball.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1991

Date Present Tower Built: 1991

Current Use: Memorial, active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
The memorial lighthouse is located at Empire Beach Park, near the intersection of Front Street and Lake Street in Empire. It is at the northernmost end of the park.

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