Did you know that the Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of three lighthouses in Erie?
North Pier Light
This lighthouse is located at the east end of North Pier — take access road to the Coast Guard Station and Houseboat community. Land Lighthouse is visible across the lake on the north shore on the east side of town.
The tower is not open; however, the pier is accessible to the public all year long.
|Built||1830 original Pier Light; 1867 present Pier Light; 1882 and 1891 moved east 450 feet; 1940 Tower moved to present site|
|Style||Square tapering black and white metal tower; Ladder staircase inside to the top|
|Tower||34 feet high|
|Lens||Fourth Order Fresnel Lens, removed in 1995, and is displayed at the Erie Maritime Museum|
Erie Land Lighthouse
This lighthouse is located on Lighthouse Street, Erie PA, East Lake Rd/Alt. Rt. 5. It is visible from the North Pier.
The Land Lighthouse is now open to the public for tours every Saturday, Sunday, and first Tuesday of the month. The grounds are accessible for visits daily. The keeper’s house is a private residence.
|Build||1818 original land lighthouse; 1867 present lighthouse|
|Style||Conical sandstone with brick interior; Spiral staircase|
|Tower||49 feet high; 69 steps to the lantern|
|Lens||Third order Fresnel lens, removed in 1901, location unknown|