Strong winds and waves washed away the historic South Pier Light Navigational Beacon in Manitowoc, Wisconsin this morning.
As of now the Coast Guard is trying to find the remains of the 30 foot tall tower before they are a navigational hazard. All that remains of the lighthouse is the concrete base. You can see the before and after pictures in the embedded posts below.
Here’s another post from WCUB raido.
The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon on Lake Michigan in Manitowoc has collapsed. It appears the collapse occurred due to heavy wave action. Heavy rains, & wind gusts up to 30MPH caused the lake to smash water into the structure. The Coast Guard has reportedly been notified. pic.twitter.com/2vQTOT1QD3
— WCUB Radio (@CubRadio) January 7, 2019
Here’s a video from Texas Music Scene on CarbonTV that encapsulates the frustrations of a lighthouse keeper