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CLEVELAND HARBOR PIERHEAD LIGHTS

State: OHIO
Location: CLEVELAND HARBOR ENTRANCE / LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: CLEVELAND
County: CUYAHOGA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1831


Cleveland Harbor Pierhead Light - East
East light (above) and west light (below); photos courtesy Ted Smith Cleveland Harbor Pierhead Light - West
First Historic Tower (WEST):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1911
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIERHEAD
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK/WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 63
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower (EAST):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1911
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1959
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIERHEAD
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1911
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 31
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER TO BE REMOVED 1995 AND GIVEN TO GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1869
  • Description: 32-FOOT PYRAMIDAL WOODEN TOWER ON EAST PIER
  • Fate/Disposition: REBUILT IN 1875; PIERHEAD REBUILT IN 1948 AFTER COLLISION
  • 2. Construction Date: 1831
  • Description: PIER LIGHT
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1916
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO WEST PIER
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (LOCATED ON WEST PIERHEAD)
  • Year Constructed: 1911
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: IRON
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83001950
Name of Listing: CLEVELAND WEST PIERHEAD LIGHT (EAST PIERHEAD LIGHT - 91001855)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
SMALLER TOWER BUILT ON EASTERN BREAKWATER IN 1915



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