Friday, August 18, 2017

Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

CLEVELAND HARBOR ENTRANCE/LAKE ERIE
Station Established: 1831
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1911
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1965; East Pierhead: 1959
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK/WOOD
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL; East Pierhead: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1911

Subzero temperatures and spray from Lake Erie create an amazing ice sculpture. This piece of natures artwork was formed outside of Cleveland, Ohio on Lake Erie. The waves from the lake battered the lighthouse until it was completely covered in layers of frozen beauty. Take time to watch this amazing video of the Cleveland West Pierhead Lighthouse.


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