When touring the Great Lake Region, one of the sites which is considered a must see is the Ohio Marblehead Lighthouse.
The Ohio Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operational lighthouse in the United States’ side of the Great Lakes. This landmark has helped keep sailors on Lake Erie safe ever since its completion in 1822.
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Part of the nine acre Ohio Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, the lighthouse stands fifty feet tall and can be seen for eleven nautical miles. The State Park also includes a Marblehead Lighthouse Museum, which is located in the keepers old house. In the museum, visitors will find historical exhibits on the local maritime industry, local fossils, ships, ice fishing as well as ice harvesting, and the historical Fresnel lens.
Visitors to the Marblehead Lighthouse Museum can also take a tour of the lighthouse during the summer months and see what the inside of a lighthouse looks like. The surrounding grounds of the lighthouse offer a number of picnic tables where you can see Lake Erie, the Sandusky Bay, South Bass Island as well as Kelleys Island.
There are a number of treasures along the Lake Erie Coast Line ranging from Cedar Point Amusement Park to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, the Ohio Marblehead Lighthouse is one of the most historic sites along the coast.