Toledo Harbor Lighthouse

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Toledo Harbor Lighthouse

Toledo Harbor
1904. Active; focal plane 72 ft (22 m); white light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 69 ft (21 m) square brick tower rising from the center of the roof of a 3-story Romanesque buff-colored brick keeper’s house; 300 mm lens. The original Barbier & Benard 3-1/2 order Fresnel lens, removed in the 1995, is on display at the lodge at Maumee Bay State Park. The tower and the building’s roof painted black. A brick fog signal building is attached as an annex to the keeper’s house. Fog horn (blast every 30 s) as needed. C.M. Hanchey’s photo is at right, Becky Snyder has aphoto, a 2009 photo is available, the Coast Guard has a historic photo, Forand has a historic postcard view, and Huelse also has a historic postcard view, but the lighthouse is not shown in Google’s satellite view. This unique and architecturally significant lighthouse was mostly ignored by lighthouse fans and Toledo residents for many years. In 2003, the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed to work for preservation and restoration of the lighthouse. In September 2005, the Society applied to secure ownership of the station under the NHLPA. The application was approved, and the deed was transferred in April 2007. In June 2006, the Lake Erie Protection Fund granted $10,000 towards building a new dock for access to the station. The dock was installed in October 2008, but somehow thieves stole it in April 2009. Plans for the restoration have been completed; the cost may be as much as $2 million. The Fresnel lens, which had been displayed at the Toledo Science Center, was moved to Maumee Bay State Park in May 2008. Located on a stone-filled concrete crib at least 5 km (3 mi) offshore and 13 km (8 mi) northeast of the harbor entrance; there are distant views from the Niles Beach area and Maumee Bay State Park. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed except for occasional guided tours. Owner/site manager: Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society. ARLHS USA-853; USCG 7-6030. – The Lighthouse Directory

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