Last Visited: August, 2002
A light station was first established here in 1835. A concrete, crib type foundation was used to support a lighthouse constructed with a square tower and attached keeper's quarters and supply rooms.
Built in 1936, the current lighthouse it is located at the end of the West pier. As a breakwater light, it is of a lighter but still strong type of construction. The white tower is of a "Art Moderne" style steel plate construction on a concrete foundation. It initially operated with the use of the original harbor light lantern and a diaphone type fog signal.
Automated in 1972, the lantern room was removed and replaced with a 375 MM beacon. The light still operates as an active aid to navigation with the West Pier light exhibiting an alternating white and red beacon on 6 second intervals. It has a lens focal plane of 80 feet above lake level and a visibility range of 16 miles. It's day mark is white with a Black band. The West Pier light also has a fog signal producing a 2 second blast every 30 seconds.
The end of the East breakwater also has a Pier light marking the entrance to the harbor. This smaller Pier light exhibits a green beacon on 4 second intervals at a lens focal plane of 46 feet above lake level and a visibility range of 7 miles.
Nearest Address: Mariana Dr, Conneaut, OH
- From I-90 take exit 241 onto Route 7 north.
- Take Route 7 3.1 miles and turn right onto Lake Rd
- In 0.2 miles turn left onto Broad St.
- Take Broad St. for 0.3 miles where it becomes Mariana Dr.
- Take Mariana Dr. to the end. The lighthouse will be off in the distance.
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