Last Visited: August, 2002
Built in 1935, this rusty derelict sits at the end of a stone pier extending out into Lake Erie. Built atop a square concrete base, a 20-foot-tall steel tower supports a square steel lantern room. The current light source is a plastic lens mounted on the roof of the steel shack.
This light sits just offshore from Cedar Point, a popular amusement park.
The pictures we have may or may not be the actual Sandusky Harbor Light. I found many sources on the internet that show a very decrepit structure which seems to be in the same location as the beacon shown in our photos. I don't know if the old structure was torn down and replace with this modern beacon or not. Since we didn't want to pay admission to the Cedar Point Amusement Park or the parking lot to get a closer view of this area, the best we could do was a long distance photo. If anyone knows the fate of this structure, please let us know.
Nearest Address: 2199 Cedar Point Rd, Sandusky, OH
- From Huron, take Route 2 west to the exit for Route 6 (Rye Beach Rd). There will be signs for Cedar Point Amusement Park that you'll be following the whole time.
- At the end of the ramp merge right onto Rye Beach Rd. At the intersection (you'll see a Burger King on the right) take a left and stay on Route 6.
- In 1.8 miles take a right onto Cedar Point Rd.
- Stay on Cedar Point Rd. for 5 miles. At this point the road will turn sharply to the left and you'll see the entrance to the parking lot for the amusement park. We turned around here and parked on the corner. I crossed the street, climbed over the rocks to the beach, and looking to my left in the distance I saw the light at the end of the breakwater.
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