Presque Isle Lighthouse
Located in a beautiful state park on Presque Isle Peninsula, this lighthouse dates
from 1872. Most guide books say that the 68 foot tower shines light from a modern optic which replaced
the original fourth order Fresnel lens, but the light in the tower appeared to be a
Fresnel when I visited in 1999. The Coast Guard still maintains the light,
but the keeper's house now serves as a residence for park employees. The grounds
are off-limits to park visitors, but you can get an
excellent view by approaching
from the beach side.
The Presque Isle Park is a jewel on Lake Erie, with miles of hiking trails, beaches,
boating, and other activities.