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Jan 12, 2012 3 Comments ›› Conneaut Lighthouse

Located in the northern corner of Ohio, on the shore of our beautiful Lake Erie sits Conneaut’s Historic Lighthouse. Originally built in 1835, this localized landmark once acted as the main marker for one of America’s biggest ports in the 1900′s. The lighthouse itself has been rebuilt many times over the years, dating back to the 1890′s when its first reconstruction occurred.

As one of the world’s biggest harbors that transports grains and other goods, this historic lighthouse guided the way for all ships and helped develop and grow the economy in Conneaut. The lighthouse structure has changed over the years, but the corner spot in the shore will always be recognized as the spot for our beautiful lighthouse.


  1. Miriam Lillback says:

    We are planning a mini-family reunion in Conneaut, Ohio, May 3-5, 2013. Our grandparents and fathers were all born in Conneaut. Any chance that we would be able to tour the lighthouse during that weekend?

  2. Don says:

    To the best of my knowledge, the lighthouse is not available for tours. The video of the inside of the lighthouse on this website was made before the lighthouse was sold to a private owner.

  3. Brenda Hall Kresse says:

    I was raised in Conneaut in the late fifties, sixties,and seventies. It was a great place to grow up. We could play anywhere and always felt safe. My older brother, Doug Hall, still tells stories about it being a rite of passage for males to “swim the gap” to the lighthouse. Back in the sixties and seventies there was quite a bit of deep water with strong currents there. My parents would have had a fit if they had known about this at the time. Our family is now scattered and states away (Va and Tx) but whenever we visit “home” , each of us makes a special trip to the beach and the harbor. It is a strong “touch point” for each of us; each with our own special and multiple memories. Conneaut will always be “home”!!

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