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Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

History :

The museum was founded in 1945 by the fairportharbor historical society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition of fairportharbor and the great lakes area. The original lighthouse was completed in 1825. The tower stood thirty feet high, capped with an octagonal-shaped iron lantern. The lighthouse was accompanied by a two-story keeper's house.due to deterioration the tower and keeper's house had to be replaced. Rebuilt in 1871, the tower now stands sixty feet high and has a spiral staircase of 69 steps which leads to an observation 1925 the light in the tower (a third-order fresnel lens) was discontinued. It was replaced by a combination light and foghorn station which was built on the west breakwater pier head.

The museum houses a number of artifacts pertaining to life on the great lakes and other maritime exhibits. Attached to the museum is the former pilothouse from the great lakes carrier the "frontenac".

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media


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