Manitowoc Area Visitor

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Manitowoc Breakwater Light Jul 05, 2009
The Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse graces the breakwater pier at the tip of the beautiful marina. The public can walk out to it but not tour the inside.

The lens that is in this lighthouse is the same one installed as an upgrade in 1918. It is about 40 feet tall.

This lighthouse had great significance because Manitowoc was a busy ship-building hub for commercial and military vessels. A short drive down the street takes visitors to the Maritime museum, which is well worth the time to see.

Lake Michigan's waters are notorious for vicious storms as the winter months approach. The lake shoreline is littered with shipwrecks making this stretch of clear watch an excellent place for scuba fans. A number of 1860 cargo ships sunk here are still accessible and can be explored safely. One such shipwreck still holds a load of tightly bound christmas trees which were scheduled for delivery in Door County for the christmas season. The fresh water and cold temperatures of this great lake preserves the shipwrecks in pristine condition.
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