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Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie in Ohio is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the US side of the Great Lakes. Built in 1822 as a navigational aid on the Marblehead Peninsula, it is still in use today. It had 15 lighthouse keepers from the 1820s until the signal was automated in 1958.
We were visiting friends who had a home in Marblehead. They took us out on the lake in their boat so we could see this famous landmark from the water. We could also see the amusement park across the bay in Cedar Point. Visitors can take tours of the lighthouse in the summer.
Location: 110 Lighthouse Dr, Marblehead, OH 43440
Designation: State Park, NRHP
Date established/designated: NRHP 1969
Date of my visit: 7/26/2008