Restored Lake Erie Lighthouse Back To Waterfront


UPDATED: Monday July 7, 2014 9:41 AM

A restored 1896 Lake Erie lighthouse is headed back to the waterfront after more than 60 years away.

The 26 foot-tall wooden lighthouse stood on the Portage River's west pier in Port Clinton until 1952, when it was removed and taken to a local marina.

The Toledo Blade reports Monday that volunteers spent the last couple years replacing rotten boards in the lighthouse, installing a new copper roof and repainting the interior steps and tower.

The paper says the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy hopes to install the lighthouse on the north side of Derby Pond at Water Works Park by late summer or early fall.

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