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2019-01-09 / Local News

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The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon in Manitowoc, WI was claimed by Lake Michigan Monday, January 7 around 8:30 a.m. according to the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the National Weather Service, 12- to 15-foot waves were called for in the Manitowoc area of Lake Michigan during the time the lighthouse fell. Wind gusts were predicted to reach 50 miles per hour, and a gale warning was in effect. Originally a 20-foot fiberglass structure (left), only a concrete base remains where the tower once stood (right). photos by Ann Barbeau, Ann Marie Photography The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon in Manitowoc, WI was claimed by Lake Michigan Monday, January 7 around 8:30 a.m. according to the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the National Weather Service, 12- to 15-foot waves were called for in the Manitowoc area of Lake Michigan during the time the lighthouse fell. Wind gusts were predicted to reach 50 miles per hour, and a gale warning was in effect. Originally a 20-foot fiberglass structure (left), only a concrete base remains where the tower once stood (right). photos by Ann Barbeau, Ann Marie Photography

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