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Keeping the lights shining, together

Your gift makes a far-reaching impact

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Plaster restoration at Presque Isle Lighthouse


The Light Station actively works to preserve and care for Erie's historic lighthouses, following industry best practice standards, to ensure that they are available for future generations to experience and learn from.

Memberships and donations help us to fund necessary maintenance, capital improvement, and restoration projects. Your support ensures these important sentinels stand for generations to come.

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Spring egg drop contest at the Land Lighthouse

Education & Access

Education and access for all are key to our mission of shining a light on Erie's maritime history and historic lighthouses.

Our interpretive and educational programs provide engaging and meaningful experiences for guests.

Your support can help us to expand these offerings and maintain free and low-cost community educational programs.

“Erie's historic three lights are indelible parts of its maritime landscape. Thanks to the support of our members and donors, these community landmarks, and the history they represent, are being preserved and made accessible for the benefit of residents and visitors today and tomorrow.”

— Melinda Meyer, Board of Trustees

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Our Impact is Yours

In 2021 we...

Welcomed guests from all 50 states and 21 countries

Provided active interpretation for over 15,000 people

Engaged with hundreds of Erie residents in free family activities and tours

Reinvested $70,000 of earned revenue into the restoration of the interior of the Presque Isle Lighthouse

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