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Marblehead in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marblehead Lighthouse

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
1. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  If you had the opportunity to climb the 77 steps of the Marblehead Lighthouse, you might be tired! This magnificent 65 feet beacon, originally 50 feet was built in 1821 in just eleven weeks an additional 15 feet was added to the structure in 1903. The U.S. Congress set aside an appropriation of $5000 to build the lighthouse. The actual cost was $6520. Contractor William Kelley and his crew built it using native limestone.

The current 300MM light flashes green every 6 seconds and can be seen for more than 11 nautical miles on a clear night. The Marblehead Lighthouse continues to serve as a navigational aid for recreational boaters, complimenting other more sophisticated forms of electronic navigation which guide commercial vessels.

The Marblehead Lighthouse was purchased from the Federal Government and became Ohios 73rd State Park in October of 1998.

The new Marblehead Lighthouse State Park entrance sign, as well as this sign were developed with financial assistance provided by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended from award number NA06NOS4191090.
 
Erected 1998 by Administered

Marblehead Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
2. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
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by the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Ohio Coastal Management Program, Administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 41° 32.191′ N, 82° 42.729′ W. Marker is in Marblehead, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Lighthouse Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Lighthouse Drive, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Erie (a few steps from this marker); The View From Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The View From Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Light / The Keepers of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Island (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Fire of October 20, 1929 / The Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association (approx. 2 miles away); Hoover Potato Digger & Lakeside (approx. 2 miles away); Danbury Township World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marblehead.
 
Marblehead Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
3. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
Marblehead Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
4. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
Marblehead Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
5. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
Marblehead Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
6. Marblehead Lighthouse Marker
Marblehead Lighthouse, Lake Erie, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 15, 2020
7. Marblehead Lighthouse, Lake Erie, Ohio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7. submitted on May 24, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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