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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park (a few steps from this marker); Erie's Land Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Land Lighthouse Keepers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Native Legend of Presque Isle: "Sheltering Arm of the Great Spirit" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Erie Land Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The North Pier Head Light
Erie Land Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Erie Land Lighthouse Marker
And Erie Land Light.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Land Lighthouse: "First on the Great Lakes" (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie's Maritime Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Land Lighthouse at Lighthousefriends.com. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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