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

Erie Land Lighthouse

"First Lighthouse on the Great Lakes"

 
 
Erie Land Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Erie Land Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
First lighthouse of wood
Contracted 1812 Operational 1813

Second lighthouse of brick
Constructed 1858

Current lighthouse of Berea sandstone
Completed 1867

Complete restoration by
Fiske and Sons, Inc.
Fourth Generation Company


Started 2003 Completed 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Fiske and Sons, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 8.631′ N, 80° 3.737′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Lakefront Drive east of Lighthouse Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Lakefront Drive, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie's Land Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Erie Land Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Land Lighthouse Keepers (within shouting distance
Erie Land Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Erie Land Lighthouse Marker
of this marker); The Native Legend of Presque Isle: "Sheltering Arm of the Great Spirit" (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie's Maritime Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); The North Pier Head Light (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Erie Land Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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