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CONNEAUT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT

State: OHIO
Location: CONNEAUT RIVER ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: CONNEAUT
County: ASHTABULA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1835
Conneaut Harbor West Breakwater Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith, 1999
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1936
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1971/2
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE CRIB
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/ BLACK MIDDLE BAND - "STREAMLINE MODERNE"
  • Shape: PYRAMIDAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 375 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 80
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): YES -- SEE BELOW

Modern Tower? NO

Sound Signal? YES, ELECTRIC; ORIGINALLY DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: T-SHAPED MODIFED TO DUPLEX IN 1905
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: 1-STORY YELLOW BRICK CONTROL BLDG THAT HOUSED AUXILARY GENERATOR AND WAS USED TO MONITOR LIGHT

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: LIGHT TOWER - U.S. COAST GUARD; KEEPER'S QTRS AND CONTROL BLDG - PRIVATE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #92000243
Name of Listing: CONNEAUT HARBOR WEST BREAKWATER LIGHT (LIGHT STATIONS OF OHIO MPS)
On State List/Inventory? UNKNOWN; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BASED ON A PROTOTYPE "REMOTE CONTROL PIERHEAD STATION FOR THE GREAT LAKES" DESIGNED IN 1934; REPLACED PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE BUILT IN 1920; PREVIOUS LIGHTS INCLUDE 1835-1885 PIER LIGHTS, 1885 LIGHT TOWER ADJACENT TO KEEPER'S DWELLING, 1897 PIER LIGHT, 1906 RANGE LIGHTS; LANTERN REMOVED IN 1949; KEEPERS QUARTERS & CONTROL BLDG ONSHORE (NR #92001078).




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