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Chicago Harbor Light on Lake Michigan Happy National Lighthouse Day! The observance commemorates the Congressional Act in 1789 that helped establish our national system of beacons, buoys, and lighthouses. In Chicago Harbor, where the Chicago River empties into Lake Michigan, and Navy Pier juts out into the water, the Chicago Harbor Light is an iconic feature of the city’s landscape. Used for decades by the US Coast Guard, the Chicago Harbor Light is now the property of the city of Chicago.