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Historic Light Station Information
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OHIO


ASHTABULA HARBOR LIGHT

NORTH END OF ASHTABULA BREAKWATER IN ASHTABULA HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1835; relocated 1916
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1905
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1973
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE CRIB (1916)
Construction Materials: STEEL W/IRON PLATE
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL TOWER ON SQUARE HOUSE
Height:    40-feet; height of focal plane = 51 feet
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1916
Foghorn: Diaphone

Historical Information:

Photographs:

ASHTABULA LIGHTHOUSE


CLEVELAND HARBOR PIERHEAD LIGHTS

CLEVELAND HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1831
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1911
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1965; East Pierhead: 1959
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK/WOOD
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL; East Pierhead: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1911

Photographs:

CLEVELAND EAST PIERHEAD LIGHT

CLEVELAND WEST PIERHEAD LIGHT


CLEVELAND BREAKWATER LIGHT

Photographs:

CLEVELAND EAST BREAKWATER WEST END LIGHT; Original caption: "Cleveland East Breakwater West End, Ohio. Tenth District. June 1911.  Acetylene Lt. on Steel Tower; 27 June 1911."


CLEVELAND EAST PIER LIGHT

Photographs:

CLEVELAND EAST PIER LIGHT; Original caption: "Cleveland East Pier Light, Ohio [;] Ninth Naval District (Cleveland) [;] Taken in June 1933 by R. C. Smith."


CONNEAUT LIGHT

Photographs:

CONNEAUT LIGHT


CONNEAUT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT

CONNEAUT RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1835
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1936
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1972
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE CRIB
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower Shape: PYRAMIDAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK BAND "STREAMLINE MODERNE"
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: 375 MM

Photographs:

CONNEAUT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT WITH LANTERN ROOM

CONNEAUT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT WITHOUT LANTERN ROOM


FAIRPORT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT

GRAND RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1925
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1925
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIERHEAD
Construction Materials: BRICK IN STEEL FRAME
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER

Photographs:

FAIRPORT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT


GRAND RIVER (FAIRPORT HARBOR) LIGHT

FAIRPORT HARBOR/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1825
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1871
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: 1925
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER; PILING
Construction Materials: SANDSTONE/BRICK
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: NATURAL BEREA SANDSTONE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1871

Photographs:

GRAND RIVER LIGHTHOUSE


GREEN ISLAND LIGHT

3 miles southwest of Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island
Station Established: 1855
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1865
Operational? NO
Automated?  NO
Deactivated: 1939, abandoned.

Photographs:

GREEN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, DATED 18 MAY 1904


HURON HARBOR LIGHT

Location: Huron Harbor, Lake Erie
Station Established: 1835
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1936
Operational: Yes
Automated: Yes, 1936 (operated from building on shore)
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: Concrete breakwater
Construction Materials: Steel
Tower Shape: Pyramidal 
Markings/Pattern: White, Art Moderne style
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens:
Fog Signal: None

Photographs:

Huron Harbor Light, circa 1904: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "HURON, OHIO  NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT  (CLEVELAND) [;] Looking WSW  3/8 mile."; photo dated May, 1904; Photo No. 59; photographer unknown.

Huron Harbor Light, circa 1933: (75dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "HURON LIGHT, OHIO  NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT  (CLEVELAND); photo dated June, 1933; no photo number; photo by "R. C. Smith."

Huron Harbor Light, circa 1936 (new tower): (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "Huron [;] Light #381."; no date; Photo No. 433; photographer unknown.

Huron Harbor Light, circa 1970: (75 dpi); 1936 tower with lantern room removed; official caption: "LTSTA HURON."; photo not dated; Photo No. 05750705; photographer unknown.


LORAIN WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT

WEST HARBOR BREAKWATER/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1837
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1917
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1966
Deactivated: 1966
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: CONCRETE/STEEL
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1918

Photographs:

Lorain West Breakwater Light

Lorain West Breakwater Light (75 dpi); (300 dpi)


MARBLEHEAD LIGHT (FORMERLY SANDUSKY LIGHT)

Location: On the northeasterly end of Marblehead, westerly part of Lake Erie, Ohio, and southerly side of the entrance to the channel between Kelleys and Bass islands and the mainland.
Station Established: 1821
Year Current Tower: First Lit: 1821
Operational: Yes
Automated: Yes, 1958
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: Stone
Construction Materials: Limestone
Tower Shape: Conical
Tower Height: 60 feet from base of tower to center of lantern
Markings/Pattern: White with red trim; black lantern
Characteristic: Fixed white
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: 13 Lamps & Reflectors; 4th Order (as of 1901)
Foghorn: None

Historical Information:

Keepers:

Benajah Wolcott: 17 June 1822-1832
Rachael Wolcott: 1832-?
Jeremiah Benschooter: ?-1842
Col. Charles F. Drake: 1842-29 May 1849
Capt. Lodavick Brown: 1849-1853
Jared B. Keyes: 28 April 1853-1859
D. L. Dayton: 1 February 1859-1861
Thomas Dyer: 29 March 1861-1865
Russell Douglas (or Douglass): 12 December 1865-1872
Thomas J. Keyes: 27 August 1872-1873
George H. McKee: 15 August 1873-1903?
Capt. Charles Hunter: 1903-1933
Edward Herman (Assistant Keeper): 1913-1933
Edward Herman (Keeper): 1933-11 May 1943 (resigned but "continued to care for the light until the Coast Guard took over in the summer of 1943.")

Photographs:

Marblehead Light, 1897: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi) ; original caption: "MARBLEHEAD, O.  Light Station, October '97"; photo dated October 1897; no photo number; photographer unknown.

Marblehead Keepers Quarters, 1904: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "LT STA, OHIO 9th CG. DISTRICT [;] Keeper's dwelling and out buildings."; photo dated May, 1904; Photo No. 67; photographer unknown.

Marblehead Light, 1911: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "MARBLEHEAD, OHIO  NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT  (CLEVELAND)  Looking N 100 ft."; photo dated June, 1911; Photo No. 55; photographer unknown.

Marblehead Light, 1936: (75 dpi) ; original caption: "Office of the Superintendent of Lighthouses  Tenth District  Buffalo, N.Y.  Lighthouse  Marblehead  Ohio."; photo dated July, 1936; Photo No. 1436, #1; photographer unknown.

Marblehead Light, 1955: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "Marblehead Light (Built 1821) (Rebuilt 1881)."; photo dated 20 April 1955; Photo No. 4/20/55 (1); photographer unknown.


MAUMEE BAY RANGE LIGHTS

Photographs:

CLOSE-UP MAUMEE BAY RANGE LIGHTS

MAUMEE BAY RANGE LIGHTS


PORT CLINTON LIGHT

Location: On the outer end of the west pier at the entrance to the harbor of Port Clinton
Station Established: 1833
Year Current Tower: First Lit: 1896
Operational: No
Automated: N/A
Deactivated: 1927
Foundation Materials: Stone
Construction Materials: Wood
Tower Shape: 4-sided pyramidal
Tower Height: 25-2/3 feet above lake level
Markings/Pattern: White with brown foundation; black lantern roof
Characteristic: Fixed red
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: Lens lantern (as of 1901)
Foghorn: None

Photographs:

Port Clinton Light, 1904: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); original caption: "PORT CLINTON LIGHTSTATION, 1904  NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT (CLEVELAND)."; photo dated 1904; no photo number; photographer unknown.


SANDUSKY BAY RANGE LIGHTS

Photographs:

SANDUSKY BAY FRONT RANGE TOWER

SANDUSKY BAY REAR RANGE TOWER


SANDUSKY PIERHEAD LIGHT

Photographs:

SANDUSKY PIERHEAD LIGHT


SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHT

SOUTH BASS ISLAND/WESTERN LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1897
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1897
Operational? NO
Automated? YES
Deactivated: 1962
Foundation Materials: BRICK
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: SQUARE W/OCTAGONAL LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: RED BRICK W/WHITE LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER

Historical Information:

Keepers:

1897-1899:    Harry H. Riley
1899-1900:    Enoch W. Scribner
1900-1908:    Colonel J. (Orlo) Mason
1908-1925:    Charles B. Duggan
1925-1926:    Lyle Duggan
1926-1939:    Captain William L. Gordon
1939-1941:    Frank LaRose
1941-1944:    Robert Jones
1944-1947:    Kenneth Nester
1947-1962:    Paul F. Prochnow

Photographs:

 SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE


TOLEDO HARBOR LIGHT

MAUMEE RIVER/MAUMEE BAY/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1904
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1904
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1965
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: STONE/CONCRETE PIER ON CRIB
Construction Materials: BRICK/STEEL
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: DARK TOWER ON BUFF ROMANESQUE DWELLING
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: THIRD AND HALF ORDER 1904

Photographs:

TOLEDO HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE


WEST SISTER ISLAND LIGHT

MAUMEE BAY ENTRANCE/WEST END LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1821
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1848
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1937
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: LIMESTONE/BRICK
Tower Shape: CONICAL W/OUT LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK BALCONY
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER 1848

Photographs:

WEST SISTER ISLAND LIGHT TOWER & DWELLING

WEST SISTER ISLAND LIGHT TOWER


Last Modified 11/17/2014