Did you know that the Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of three lighthouses in Erie?

Erie Harbor North Pier Light

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

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 tower is only open to climbing during special events. The grounds are accessible for visits. 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