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Fairport Harbor in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse

 
 
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 25, 2009
1. Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Lighthouse and keeper's dwelling, erected in 1871 to replace the 1825 structures designed by Jonathan Goldsmith. From the time it guided early settlers into the Western Reserve until it was decommissioned in 1925, this station served Great Lakes shipping for its most important 100 years. The present, well-proportioned tower, constructed of Berea sandstone, is an outstanding engineering achievement.
 
Erected 1971 by The Fairport Harbor Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 45.415′ N, 81° 16.64′ W. Marker is in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and High Street, on the right when traveling west on 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Salle Expedition (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mentor Lagoons (approx. 3.8 miles away); Marsh Settlement (approx.
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 25, 2009
2. Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
3.8 miles away); Mentor Lagoons Water Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mentor Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rose Capital of the Nation (approx. 6.8 miles away); Railroad Connection (approx. 7.4 miles away); Garfield's Farm (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
 
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 25, 2009
3. Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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