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Erie Land Lighthouse
Erie Land (Old Presque Isle) Lighthouse,
Erie, PA
*Dates of operation~~ 1867-1899, 2004-present
*Building Material~~ Sandstone w/ brick lining
*Tower~~ 49 feet
*Elevation~~ 80 feet above lake level
*Markings~~ Unpainted Sandstone
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed white
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's house only still remains
*Automated~~ No
*Original Lens~~ Third Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ (a modern optic was reinserted into the restored lantern room in 2004)
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ City of Erie, PA
*Waterway Location~~ Erie Bay, Lake Erie
*Significant Feature~~  Lighthouse was deactivated in 1881, but reactivated in 1885 due
to mariner outcry.  Lighthouse was permanently deactivated in 1899 when
Presque Isle
Lighthouse was lit.

                LINKS
Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse history and info
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=289

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/erieland.htm

US Lighthouses' gallery of Erie Land photos
http://www.us-lighthouses.com/getarchive.php?LightID=141
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