Ohio Lighthouses

List of all lighthouses in the state of Ohio as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.

Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Name Image Location Year first lit Year deactivated Focal Height
Ashtabula Harbor Light Ashtabula 1905 Active
(Also a museum)
051 51 ft (16 m)
Cedar Point Light Sandusky
(Cedar Point)
1839 (Former)
1862 (Current)
1975 Unknown
Conneaut West Breakwater Lighthouse Conneaut 1936 Active Unknown
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light
(Originally: West Pierhead)
Fairport Harbor 1911 (Former)
1925 (Current)
(Also a private home)
056 56 ft (17 m)
Fairport Harbor East Pierhead Light None Fairport Harbor 1875 1911
Grand Lake St. Marys Lighthouse
(aka: Northwood Light)
Celina 1923 Active 135 135 ft (41 m)
Grand River (Fairport Harbor) Light Fairport Harbor 1825 (Former)
1871 (Current)
1925 Unknown
Green Island Light Put-in-Bay Township
(Green Island)
1855 (Former)
1864 (Current)
(Now in ruins)
Huron Harbor Light Huron 1835 (Former)
1936 (Current)
Active 080 80 ft (24 m)
Lorain West Breakwater Light
(aka: Lorain Harbor Light)
Lorain 1836 (Former)
1917 (Current)
1966 Unknown
Manhattan Range Front Light
(aka: Manhattan Range Lights)
None Toledo 1895 (Former)
Active 040 40 ft (12 m)
Manhattan Rear Range Light
(aka: Manhattan Range Lights)
None Toledo 1895(Former)
1918 (Current)
Active 086 86 ft (26 m)
Marblehead Light Marblehead 1821 Active 060 60 ft (18 m)
Port Clinton Light Port Clinton 1833 (Former)
1896 (Current)
Active 026 26 ft (7.9 m)
Sandusky Pierhead Light None Sandusky 1925 (Former)
1990s (Current)
Active 066 66 ft (20 m)
South Bass Island Light   Put-in-Bay Township
(South Bass Island)
1897 1962 Unknown
Toledo Harbor Light Jerusalem Township 1904 Active 072 72 ft (22 m)
Turtle Island Light Toledo
(Turtle Island)
1831 (Former)
1866 (Current)
(Now Ruins)
Vermilion Light Vermilion 1847 (Former)
1877 (Current)
1991 (Replica)
West Sister Island Light Jerusalem Township 1848 Active Unknown

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses, 2nd: Ontario, Erie, and Huron (Lighthouse Series):)

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses combines the fascinating history and lore of lighthouses with stunning color and black-and-white photographs. The stories of the most significant lighthouses on Lakes Ontario, Erie, and Huron--on both the American and Canadian sides--come alive in the stirring profiles and photos contained in these pages. Descriptions of forty-three [count may change] lighthouses, including eighteen [count may change] on the Canadian side of the lakes, contain directions to the lights and details on visiting them. Together with striking photographs and regional locator maps, they complete this comprehensive examination of memorable Great Lakes landmarks. The Photo Information section discloses how photographer Bruce Roberts took many of the shots appearing in the book.