Marblehead Lighthouse

Sandusky, Ohio - 1821 (1819**)

 
Photo of the Marblehead Lighthouse.
 
 
   

History of the Marblehead Lighthouse

Sitting on the shores of Lake Erie, this 65 foot tower displays a flashing green light out of its fourth-order Fresnel lens. It is also one of the oldest active light towers on the Great Lakes.

Directions: While on Route 2 near Danbury, OH, head north on Ohio Route 53 to Ohio Route 163. You will make a right onto 163 and follow that quite a ways (about 9 miles). The lighthouse is somewhat hidden due to a buffer zone of tall trees from the road. Look for St. Mary's Church sign, the lighthouse is the first left just past that sign on Lighthouse Drive.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 65.00'
Focal Plane: 67'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 41.536 N
*Longitude: -82.711 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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