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Coast Guard plans to search for collapsed South Pier light

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Postby TenofHearts12 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:39 pm


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Postby Grover » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:54 pm


Thanks for sending this along ...

Perhaps a little better exposure needed on the front
half of the video ... Im wondering how big it might be
and how far it could travel?
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:52 pm


From The South Bend Tribune.......

South Bend Tribune Staff Report

ST. JOSEPH — A light and tower affixed to the south pier of the St. Joseph harbor on Lake Michigan were swept away in a storm last week and hopefully will be repaired once the weather improves, the U.S. Coast Guard in St. Joseph reported Tuesday.

Executive Petty Officer Ian Eady said the light and tower were on the opposite pier from the historic lighthouse that's considered a St. Joseph landmark. The lighthouse on the north pier survived the storm intact, he said.

Eady referred to the light and tower that went down Thursday night as a "navigational aid." Loss of the structure is a safety concern and has been regularly announced on Coast Guard radio broadcasts, Eady said.

"When the weather breaks, we'll send up a helicopter that will look for the light in the lake. Hopefully, it'll spot it and we can contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to retrieve it and make the necessary repairs," he said.

If the light isn't located and recovered, Eady said it might be spring before the tower is put back in place and a new light is installed.


A little bit better view.....From WSBT...

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/79369552.html
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Postby TenofHearts12 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:09 am


South Pier Light recovered by dive team



http://www.wndu.com/localnews/headlines/79765482.html
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:04 pm


Thanks for the update -- Perhaps it can be attached more securely to the pier this next time around...
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