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Name: Presque Isle Light (PA)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Location: Presque Isle Peninsula, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Fran Davanzo
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Managing Organization:
Presque Isle State Park

Telephone: 814-833-7424


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 8510
Pennsylvania, 16505, United States

Presque Isle is French for "almost an island." The keeper's dwelling at this lighthouse now serves as the residence of the park manager of Presque Isle State Park. The lighthouse is still maintained by the Coast Guard as an active aid to navigation.

Tower Height: 68

Height of Focal Plane: 73

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off.

Description of Tower: Square white brick tower attached to keeper's house.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Date Automated: 1962

Optics: 1873: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 300 mm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, housing for park manager.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

An educational exhibit is located adjacent to the light station.

The lighthouse is located in Presque Isle State Park at the end of PA Route 832.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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