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Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muskegon Fishing Reef

Constructed September 1980

 
 
Muskegon Fishing Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
1. Muskegon Fishing Reef Marker
Inscription.  One quarter mile from this marker is constructed the first underwater fishing reef of its kind in the Great Lakes built entirely of quarried dolomite barged from Wisconsin. This reef is dedicated to public fishing in Michigan.
 
Erected by Michigan Department of Public Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational AreasSportsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1980.
 
Location. 43° 13.372′ N, 86° 20.509′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker can be reached from Beach Street Road west of Beach Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the South Pierhead Lighthouse Breakwater, about one-tenth mile out from Beach Street Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1453 Beach Street, Muskegon MI 49441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lakeside (approx. 2.8
Muskegon Fishing Reef Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
2. Muskegon Fishing Reef Marker (wide view)
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miles away); Pinchtown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Union Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hackley-Holt House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hackley House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hume House (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskegon.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted horizontally, directly on the walking surface of the breakwater, at the point where the breakwater turns from west to northwest.
 
Also see . . .  Hamilton Reef. The Hamilton Reef (also known as “The Rock Pile”) is an artificial reef of cement rubble in a snake formation that lies just south of the Muskegon Channel in Lake Michigan. It was constructed in 1980 out of 4,000 tons of rock. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Muskegon Fishing Reef (<i>view southwest into Lake Michigan - the direction of the marker arrow</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
3. Muskegon Fishing Reef (view southwest into Lake Michigan - the direction of the marker arrow)
Muskegon South Breakwater Lighthouse (<i>view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
4. Muskegon South Breakwater Lighthouse (view from marker)
Muskegon South Breakwater Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2017
5. Muskegon South Breakwater Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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