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Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead)

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead)

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) in Pennsylvania

 

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse was also known by the name of Presque Isle North Pierhead in PA. The term Presque means ‘almost an island’ that is actually coming from the French language. Its legend started and was passed down by the Eerie Indians or the Great Spirit that as its way of protecting its people, the Great Spirit stretched out its arms which then formed into a wide sand bar which eventually became a very safe harbor to its people.

This black and white tower has been continuously guiding the journeys of many mariners since the year of 1857. Its beacon comes with a unique design that remains distinguishable from the rest of the lighthouses in the US. It comes with a fixed red light but it was in 1995 when its fourth order Fresnel lens were finally removed. In replacement, a flashy red light was installed with the classic lens only displayed inside the Eerie Maritime Museum.

Since the time it was erected, there have been a total of already 15 people who became its keepers. The brand new Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse started its operation by 1857. It was relocated to its already present location by 1940 and it was fitted with several heavy steel plates. The keepers’ house can be seen right at the Coast Guard Station near the said pier.

When you try to visit this particular lighthouse, you can get to enjoy the boat tours offered which you can ideally take advantage of during the summer months.

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) With People Visiting

A look at many people visiting the Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead)

 

Winter At The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead)

A look at the Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) in the snow

 

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) Out In The Water

A sideview of the Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) as the pier stretches out in the water.

 

A Cloudy Day At The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead)

A look at cloudy skies at the Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead).

 

The Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) Guides Ships As The Pass

An example of how the Erie Harbor Pierhead Lighthouse (Presque Isle North Pierhead) aids passing ships.

 

 

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