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Heavy weather blamed for toppling lighthouse

Posted: 11:27 AM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 19:53:07Z
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MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Mayor of Manitowoc is confirming via tweet that the South Pier Lighthouse on Lake Michigan has collapsed.

The mayor retweeted a report from WUCB Radio which states the collapse appeared to be from heavy waves prompted by heavy rains and wind gusts.

The mayor says the Coast Guard has been notified since it is their lighthouse.