Lorain in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lorain West Breakwater Lighthouse / Saving the Lorain Lighthouse
The Coast Guard decommissioned the lighthouse in 1965 and it was scheduled for demolition later that year. Inclement weather, a concerned-citizens group, and subsequent community interest convinced the Coast Guard to retain the historic lighthouse
Erected 2017 by Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 32-47.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 28.48′ N, 82° 10.636′ W. Marker is in Lorain, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on Lakeside Landing’s Mile Long Pier’s parking lot north of Lakeside Avenue and Colorado Avenue, on the left when traveling north. It is across from F Dock. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorain OH 44052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as Founding of Lorain, Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); Trading Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Lorain Station 100 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (approx. half a mile away); Shipbuilding (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lakeview Park War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quincy A. Gillmore (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Quincy Adams Gillmore (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorain.
Also see . . . PDF file: The History of the Lorain Lighthouse, 1917–2017. 37 page illustrated document compiled by Valerie Smith and published by the Lorain Public Library System. Excerpt:
The massive, three-story lighthouse was designed to withstand the tempestuous weather of Lake Erie. From the northeast corner of the structure, a square tower, topped by a lantern room, extends just above the pitched roof. The basement of the lighthouse contains a cistern, coal bin, and storage space. A machinery room, bathroom, and tool room are located on the first floor. An office/day room, galley (kitchen) with pantry, bunkroom and air tanks (for the foghorns) are located on the second floor. The third floor contains the diaphones with a timing device, spare parts locker, foghorn, 700-gallon water tank and stairs leading to the lantern room.  was(Submitted on December 6, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.