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at The Erie Land Light
at James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park
1200 Lighthouse Street in Erie, PA 16507
June 17, 2021

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The light is a 1,000 foot walk from the parking lot, but it can be seen from the parking area. The location of the Erie Land Light is where one of the first two lighthouses were built along the Great Lakes. The first structure here was completed in1818. The current lighthouse is the third to stand on the site and dates back to 1867. It is only 48-feet tall. It is located on a bluff overlooking the lake, providing it with the ability to be seen from far out on the lake. Despite this, the light was decommissioned in 1880, though it was relit from 1884-1899. The original light is now on display at the Erie Maritime Museum. Although the Erie Land Light is no longer lit at night, and the inside is closed to the public, it is still a historic spot, and the two RV Gypsies enjoyed seeing the lighthouse.

James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park sign

The Erie Land Light

sign about Erie's Land Lighthouse map of lighthouses on The Seaway Trail
1867 sign on lighthouse door

The Erie Land LIghthouse

The Erie Land Light and path

History book clipartLighthouse clipart

As Karen Duquette walked the path behind the lighthouse, she read and photographed several informative signs about Lighthouses.

Erie Land lighthouse sign

Erie's Wartime Heritage information sign

The North Pier Head Light sign

The Native Legend of Presques Isle  sign

sign listing Erie Land Lighthouse Keepers

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