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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in Ohio


The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.


Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Ashtabula Harbor Light (1905)

Location: Ashtabula Harbor entrance/Lake Erie


Cleveland Harbor Pierhead Lights (1911)

Location: Cleveland Harbor entrance/Lake Erie


Conneaut Harbor West Breakwater Light (1936)

Location: Conneaut River entrance/Lake Erie


Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light (1925)

Location: Grand River entrance/Lake Erie


Grand River (Fairport Harbor) Light (1871)

Location: Fairport Harbor/Lake Erie


Huron Harbor Light (1936)

Location: Lake Erie


Lorain Light (1917)

Location: West Harbor breakwater/Lake Erie


Marblehead Light (formerly Sandusky Bay Light) (1821)

Location: Sandusky Bay entrance/Lake Erie


South Bass Island Light (1897)

Location: South Bass Island/Western Lake Erie


Toledo Harbor Light (1904)

Location: Maumee River/Maumee Bay/Lake Erie


West Sister Island Light (1848)

Location: Maumee Bay entrance/West end of Lake Erie


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