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Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse - Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 41° 45.411 W 081° 16.640
17T E 476944 N 4622817
Quick Description: The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes Lighthouse Marine Museum in the State of Ohio, as well as the United States.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2017 7:44:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMW4A1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 6

Long Description:
From (visit link) : "The museum was founded in 1945 by the Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition of Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area. The original lighthouse was completed in 1825. The tower stood thirty feet high, capped with an octagonal-shaped iron lantern. The lighthouse was accompanied by a two-story keeper's house. Due to deterioration the tower and keeper's house had to be replaced. Rebuilt in 1871, the tower now stands sixty feet high and has a spiral staircase of 69 steps which leads to an observation platform. In 1925 the light in the tower (a third-order Fresnel lens) was discontinued. It was replaced by a combination light and foghorn station which was built on the west breakwater pier head.

The museum houses a number of artifacts pertaining to life on the Great Lakes and other maritime exhibits. Attached to the museum is the former pilothouse from the Great Lakes carrier the 'Frontenac'."
Museum Address:
129 Second St
Fairport Harbor, Ohio USA
44077


Museum Website: [Web Link]

Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation:
10-5


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