Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

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Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light
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Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light at the entrance to the Grand River on Lake Erie
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light is located in Ohio
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light
Location Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Coordinates 41°46′4.30″N 81°16′52.25″W / 41.7678611°N 81.2811806°W / 41.7678611; -81.2811806Coordinates: 41°46′4.30″N 81°16′52.25″W / 41.7678611°N 81.2811806°W / 41.7678611; -81.2811806
Year first lit 1925
Automated Yes
Foundation Concrete Pierhead
Construction Brick in Steel Frame
Tower shape Square
Height 42 feet (13 m)
Original lens Fourth Order
Characteristic White Light - (3 seconds on, 3 seconds off)
ARLHS number USA-280.[1][2]
USCG number 7-3865;7-3870

The Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, on Lake Erie, located near the end of the west breakwater at the mouth of the Grand River was built in 1925, replacing the Grand River (Fairport Harbor) Light, which still stands and is now a marine museum.

The light is automated and closed to the public. However, it is possible to walk out along the breakwater to view the structure and grounds.

In 2006, an effort began by a group of community activists to take ownership of the lighthouse with the goal of preserving the facility for future generations.[3] The United States Coast Guard will continue to maintain the light and foghorn as a navigational aid.

In September 2009, the United States General Services Administration put the lighthouse up for public auction via an online auction.[4] After two more auctions, a bidder secured the lighthouse in August 2011[5] and as of August 2012 is converting it into a summer residence.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Amateur Radio Light House Society, Fairport Harbor West Breakwater (Lake Erie) Light #ARLHS USA-280.
  2. ^ Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, World List of Lights (WLOL).
  3. ^ Baker, Brandon C. (2006-04-29). "Group Aims to Save FH Structure". The News-Herald. 
  4. ^ Frischkorn, Jeffrey L. (2009-10-06). "Lighthouse Attracts 3 Bidders". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  5. ^ Frischkorn, Jeffrey L. (2011-08-06). "Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse Sold to Next Highest Bidder". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  6. ^ Frischkorn, Jeffrey L. (2011-11-30). "Sheila Consaul Ready to Turn Fairport Lighthouse into a Summer Home". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  7. ^ Frischkorn, Jeffrey L. (2012-08-10). "Owner of Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse Gets to Work Fixing Up Her New Summer Home". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 

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