• The Muskegon Lighthouses have helped guide mariners to safety for over a 100 years. Find out about their history, how you can help save them and preserve them for future generations.

  • Pre-arranged tours are welcome. While restoration is underway, find out more information about our tours.

  • Major renovations are needed for both lighthouses, see our plans and restoration goals.

  • Learn about our friendship levels and how you can help save and preserve the lighthouses.

Help Now

Please contact us to become a Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse Keeper! Email muskegonlights@gmail.com today!

Welcome to the Muskegon lights web site. The Muskegon South Pierhead and South Breakwater lighthouses were awarded to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy in June of 2010 from the Federal Government for preservation. The lighthouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouses need preservation as they have deteriorated over many years. The US Coast Guard still is in charge of the lights at the top and the fog signal. We are in need donations to help save the lights as well as volunteers interested in helping preserve the lights, eventually giving tours and performing routine maintenance on the lights. Preservation of the lights will not be an easy task, so please consider helping financially or physically.

If you are interested in helping preserve the lights with a donation, volunteer time or resources, please contact us through the web site or e-mail us.


The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy (MLC) is an IRS registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote the preservation of Michigan’s lighthouses and lifesaving station structures and the artifacts associated with them. MLC works to help restore lighthouse and life-saving structures and create appropriate reuses of these properties.