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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the South Pierhead Lighthouse Breakwater, about one-tenth mile out from Beach Street Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1453 Beach Street, Muskegon MI 49441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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 miles away); Union Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hackley House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hume House
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)
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Buster Keaton (approx. 4 miles away); DeWitt School (approx. 10 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.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasSportsWaterways & Vessels
 
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 July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. 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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