U.S. Coast Guard
This unusual lighthouse has been moved twice, the last time in 1940. The keeper's house is located inside the Coast Guard station nearby.
Tower Height: 34
Height of Focal Plane: 42
Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 2.5 seconds.
Description of Tower: Square iron tower, white with central black band.
This light is operational
Keeper's house on Coast Guard station.
1830: Wooden tower, destroyed 1857.
Date Established: 1830
Date Present Tower Built: 1858
Date Automated: 1940
Optics: 1858: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now on display at Erie Maritime Museum); now modern solar powered optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Follow Peninsula Drive into the Presque Isle State Park. Follow the park's loop road, then turn east on Coast Guard Road. Follow the road to the pier and lighthouse.