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MARBLEHEAD LIGHT (FORMERLY SANDUSKY BAY LIGHT)

State: OHIO
Location: SANDUSKY BAY ENTRANCE / LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: MARBLEHEAD
County: OTTAWA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1821


Marblehead Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1821
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: NATIVE LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: 13 LAMPS & REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: PLASTIC BEACON
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1969
  • Height of Focal Plane: 67
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD ORDER LENS AT MARBLEHEAD COAST GUARD STATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Fog Signal Type: NONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: WHITE BARN, OUTHOUSE ON ADJACENT PROPERTY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/HISTORIC SITE

Owner/Manager: OHIO DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #69000148
Name of Listing: MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
OTTAWA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OWNS ORIGINAL 1823
1-STORY FIELDSTONE KEEPERS LOCATED 3 MILES FROM THIS LIGHT; 15-FOOT ADDITION ADDED 1897



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