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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Land Lighthouse

 
 
Erie Land Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Erie Land Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. The first lighthouse to shine on the Great Lakes. Created to aid navigation and promote shipping, the original 20-ft. beacon (1818) and the subsequent brick tower (1858) were built upon unstable soil. The sandstone tower (1867) was the 3rd built here.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.646′ N, 80° 3.698′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Lighthouse Street 0.1 miles north of East 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on site at Lighthouse Park. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain C. V. Gridley (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Anthony Wayne Blockhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Anthony Wayne (approx. 0.9 miles away); Presque Isle Forts (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Erie Heritage (approx. 1.1 miles away); Erie Area Native Americans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Land Lighthouse at Lighthousefriends.com. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Erie Land Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Erie Land Lighthouse Marker
And Erie Land Light.

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Erie Land Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
3. Erie Land Lighthouse
Erie Land Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William J. Bugler, 1936
4. Erie Land Lighthouse
HABS/HAER photo of the lighthouse in 1936 without its lantern.
Erie Land Lighthouse Section Drawings image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
5. Erie Land Lighthouse Section Drawings
Historic American Buildings Survey
United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, Branch of Plans and Design
Library of Congress Files
Erie Land Lighthouse Architectural Drawings image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
6. Erie Land Lighthouse Architectural Drawings
Historic American Buildings Survey
United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, Branch of Plans and Design
Library of Congress Files
Erie Pierhead Light image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
7. Erie Pierhead Light
As seen from near the Erie Land Light.
 
 
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