Pennsylvania Lighthouses

List of all lighthouses in the state of Pennsylvania 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 Automated Year deactivated Focal Height
Erie Harbor North Pier Light Presque Isle 1857 Unknown Active 042 42 ft (13 m)
Erie Land Light Erie 1818 (Former)
1867 (Current)
Never 1899
(Inactive: 18801885)
128 128 ft (39 m)
Presque Isle Light Presque Isle 1873 1962 Active 073 73 ft (22 m)
Snug Harbor Light None Conneaut Lake 1924[1] Unknown Active 033 33 ft (10 m)
Turtle Rock Light Philadelphia 1887 Unknown Active Unknown

Pennsylvania Lighthouses on Lake Erie

Four lighthouses remain in Pennsylvania, and Lake Erie is home to three. In 1818, Old Presque Isle Light became the first United States lighthouse built on the lake's shore. But a need for even more navigational assistance gave birth to the North Pierhead Lighthouse forty years later. The Presque Isle Light Station first shined on Lake Erie in July 1873. Thanks to the guidance from these landmarks, Erie's port is one of the busiest in the Great Lakes. Author Eugene Ware offers an edifying history of Erie Harbor lights.