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Name: Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Fairport, Ohio, United States

Location: Entrance to Grand River, Fairport Harbor, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Dale W. Wondell, of Elyria, Ohio.

Managing Organization:
Private Owner


This lighthouse replaced the 1871 Fairport Harbor Light. Sold at government auction in 2011 to Sheila Consaul.

Tower Height: 42

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off.

Description of Tower: White, square concrete and steel tower attached to dwelling.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral concrete two-story keeper's house.

Date Established: 1925

Date Present Tower Built: 1925

Optics: 1925: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.

Fog Signal: Originally air diaphone horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Take Ohio Route 2 to Fairport Road. You can see the lighthouse from a marina at the end of Fairport Road. Also, Mark Davis writes: "You can park in the parking lot of Headlands Beach State Park and walk east on the sand beach, then on the breakwater out to the lighthouse."

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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