Cleveland East/West Lights
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Cleveland West Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1831

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1911

Year Automated: 1965

Shape: Conical

Tower Height: 67   ft.

Original Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic:

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1911
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Integral
      Construction Materials: Iron

Cleveland East Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1836

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1911

Year Automated: 1959

Shape: Conical

Tower Height: 25   ft.

Original Optic: 5th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 300mm

Existing Keepers Quarters?

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Cleveland West Breakwater/East Pierhead Lights
Cleveland, OH

Cyberlights Lighthouses - Cleveland West Breakwater/East Pierhead Lights

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Last Visited: August, 2002

West Breakwater

This conical, 30 foot tall cast iron tower is located at the end of a stone pier which stretches out into Lake Erie from the breakwall protecting Cleveland's inner harbor. A fog signal building constructed in 1910 is attached to the tower. This light and the East Pierhead Light about 1/2 mile away mark the entrance to the Cuyahoga River. It is still an active Coast Guard facility.

East Pierhead

This light stands at the west end of a 4-mile long breakwall that protects the Cleveland shoreline. It is a conical, 25 foot tall cast iron tower. Along with the West Pierhead Light, it marks the entrance to Cleveland's inner harbor and the Cuyahoga River. Still active, it is now solar powered.

Source: Internet Public Library

Latitude/Longitude: 41.50959,-81.716793

Nearest Address: 600 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH

  • Although best seen by boat, you can see the lights from a distance from behind Brown's Stadium.
  • From I-90, take exit 172-A and get onto E. 9th St. heading towards Jacob's Field (where the Cleveland Indians play)
  • Take E. 9th St. for 1.1 miles. After you go under Route 2, you'll see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on your left. Take a left onto Erieside St.
  • Erieside St. will take you past the Science Museum, then around behind Brown's Stadium. At the far corner of the stadium is a parking entrance to the city terminal (shipping terminal). Park somewhere along there and walk to the waterside. To your left, off in the distance, you'll see both lights.

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