U.S. Coast Guard
This lighthouse replaced the 1871 Fairport Harbor Light.
Tower Height: 42
Height of Focal Plane: 56
Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off.
Description of Tower: White, square concrete and steel tower attached to dwelling.
This light is operational
Integral concrete two-story keeper's house.
Date Established: 1925
Date Present Tower Built: 1925
Optics: 1925: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.
Fog Signal: Originally air diaphone horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Take Ohio Route 2 to Fairport Road. You can see the lighthouse from a marina at the end of Fairport Road. Also, Mark Davis writes: "You can park in the parking lot of Headlands Beach State Park and walk east on the sand beach, then on the breakwater out to the lighthouse."
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places