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I can now officially mark seeing one of the Great Lakes off of my list! I visited Lake Erie during my recent trip to Pennsylvania.
Presque Isle hosts two lighthouses, so we set out to see them. While heading towards Presque Isle Light, we ran into a gear tower. We thought it was a lighthouse until we read the nearby and found out it was a gear tower that is often mistaken for a lighthouse.
With growth, the demand for a reliable water supply became apparent. A water intake was constructed in the bay in After typhoid fever outbreaks continued to spread across Erie, city planners decided to extend the pipe into Lake Erie. After checking out the gear tower, we continued on to Presque Isle Light.
The lighthouse was open for tours. How many times do you get to climb to the top of a lighthouse?
We happened to be 10 minutes early for the next climb, so we toured the house while we were waiting. Before climbing the lighthouse, the guide gave a speech about the house and the light. After her 10 minute speech, we climbed the 78 steps to the top of the lighthouse.
I was excited until I got to the top and realized how high up we were. However, I am glad I did it. We learned how the lighthouse keeper would maintain the light, how the light has evolved over time, that each lighthouse has a different light pattern Adventerous Erie and creative that the lighthouse is still in use. Buffalo, NY manages the light pattern from their coast guard station. After our tour, we went back into the house to finish looking at a few artifacts before heading outside to wander around the grounds.
There was an oil house on the edge of the grounds where they stored all the flammable fluids used in the lighthouse. The ventilator on the roof along with openings near the floor inside, prevented the build-up of fumes. Inlighthouse keepers began using kerosene to light their lamps. To prevent fires, only one night's supply of kerosene was carried into the lighthouse to fuel the lamps. Every night, the lighthouse keeper carried the kerosene up the winding steps to burn the lamp throughout the night. The oil house at Presque Isle Lighthouse was built in This oil house help up to gallons of kerosene.
Electricity was installed in with the lighthouse became fully automated in This lighthouse is still in use and is operated by the Coast Guard. Originally, the Erie Harbor North Pier Light was a wooden structure, however, a schooner swept it away inand a new structure was created in France then sent to Erie to be assembled. To top off the day, we visited the final lighthouse on in Erie.
This lighthouse is the oldest and original lighthouse before Presque Isle Light was built. Erie Land Lighthouse is no longer operating. Construction was completed infeet west of the present lighthouse at this location. Prior to the current lighthouse, there were two other structures that were built - the first had structural instability that led to the construction of the second tower that was built in Due to sandy soils, the tower was proved to be unstable.
The beacon of this lighthouse served Lake Erie until I loved the architecture of this lighthouse the most out of the three lighthouses we visited. It was more of a traditional lighthouse. If you're ever visiting Erie, Pennsylvania, I highly recommend checking out these lighthouses. You will have to drive to all of them as they are not in walking distance of one another - however, it is worth the drive.
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