History of the Lorain Lighthouse

The symbol many people have come to identify with Lorain is the Lorain Lighthouse. Its image has been reproduced thousands of times in photographs, scale models, paintings, postcards, sweatshirts, logos, Lorain Lions Club pins, needlework projects, posters, the covers of the Lorain County phone book, the 1990 state map of Ohio, etc.

Standing at the north end of the West Harbor Breakwater in Lorain Harbor, its light is no longer lit, its fog horn no longer sounds, but it remains a silent reminder of Lorain’s historic relationship with Lake Erie shipping.

History of the Lorain Lighthouse 1917-2017