Erie Land Light

"Erie, Pennsylvania"


Built: 1867
Decommissioned: 1897

This sandstone tower with its attached walkway to the long missing keeper's dwelling was built in town on the mainland to replace the original 1819 light on Presque Isle Peninsula which had sunk into the ground due to a layer of quicksand far below it. It is located in Erie's Lighthouse Park at the end of Lighthouse Street. The lantern room has recently been replaced and the tower is being restored.



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