Michigan City Harbor, IN


River and Harbor Acts of 1836, 1870, 1899, 1905, 1927, and 1935. Section 107 of the River and Harbor Act of 1960. Section 123 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970. Water Resources Development Act 1986 and 1996


The project consists of east and west piers (2,276 and 835 feet respectively of concrete capped timber cribs encased in sheetpile); a detached breakwater (1,304 feet of concrete capped timber cribs surrounded by riprap); an entrance channel 425 feet wide at –18.0 ft. Low Water Datum (LWD); an outer channel of 150 feet wide at –12.0 ft. LWD; and the Trail Creek channel 50 feet wide at –8.0 and –6.0 ft. LWD. A previously filled confined disposal facility was capped and transferred to the local sponsor.


On Aug. 30, 2021, the Corps awarded a contract to repair the detached breakwater, excluding the area around the lighthouse and emergency dredging. 

Received Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to develop the design to repair the remaining breakwater segment including the lighthouse.  Award is scheduled for March 2023 and constriction to start in summer 2023.

Project Manager

Mike Nguyen