Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse   Save
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse
Description: Caption reads: "Code: C25. Class: Rivers, etc. Location: On Lake Erie" Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse is located on Lake Erie near the end of the west breakwater at the mouth of the Grand River. It was built in 1925 to replace the existing lighthouse that was falling into disrepair. In 1917 Congress allowed $42,000 for construction of the new lighthouse, but because of World War I, the construction was delayed. The lighthouse was constructed of an iron shell that was assembled in Buffalo, New York and transported to Fairport Harbor. The lighthouse construction was completed and the lighthouse was illuminated for the first time on June 9, 1925. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F11_03_01
Subjects: Erie, Lake--History--Pictorial works; Fairport Harbor Marine Museum (Fairport Harbor, Ohio); Lighthouses
Places: Fairport Harbor (Ohio); Lake County (Ohio)