Lorain West Breakwater Light

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Lorain West Breakwater Light
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Lorain Light
Lorain West Breakwater Light is located in Ohio
Lorain West Breakwater Light
LocationLorain, Ohio, United States
Coordinates41°28′39.28″N 82°11′25.90″W / 41.4775778°N 82.1905278°W / 41.4775778; -82.1905278Coordinates: 41°28′39.28″N 82°11′25.90″W / 41.4775778°N 82.1905278°W / 41.4775778; -82.1905278
Year first constructed1917
FoundationConcrete Pier[1]
ConstructionConcrete with steel reinforcing[1]
Tower shapeSquare
Markings / patternWhite with red trim
Tower height51 feet (16 m)[1]
Original lensFourth order Fresnel[1]
Fog signalHorn[1]
ARLHS numberUSA-453
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Lorain Lighthouse
Arealess than one acre
Built1909 (1909)
NRHP reference #78002108[2]
Added to NRHPDecember 29, 1978

The Lorain West Breakwater Light, also called the Lorain Harbor Light, is a lighthouse in Lorain, Ohio. The light was built in 1917 on Lake Erie by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It was taken out of service in 1965 when it was replaced by an automated lighttower on a nearby breakwater.[3] The light was addedto the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lorain Light". National Park Service. 7 March 2002. Retrieved 5 July 2008.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Lorain's Historic Lighthouse". Lorain Port Authority. Retrieved 8 June 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • Oleszewski, Wes. Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, (Gwinn, Michigan: Avery Color Studios, Inc., 1998) ISBN 0-932212-98-0.
  • U.S. Coast Guard. Historically Famous Lighthouses (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1957).
  • Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3

External links[edit]

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