The North Pier Head Light

The North Pier Head Light (HM270H)

Location: Erie, PA 16505 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.646', W 80° 3.742'

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The black and white lighthouse on the north pier of the channel to Presque Isle Bay has guided mariners since 1858. Its cast iron was forged in France and replaced a wooden beacon that was destroyed by a schooner in a 1857 storm. No other surviving U.S. lighthouse shares its design.

A fixed red beam was used until 1995 when the 4th order Fresnel Lens was removed and a red flashing light was installed by the United States Coast Guard which still operates the beacon.

Keepers of the Pierhead Light:

William T. Downs, Benjamin Fleming, John Hess, Leonard Vaughan, George W. Bone, Richard P. Burke, Frank Henry, James Johnson, C.E. McDannell, Charles D. Coyle, Robert Hunter, & Thomas Wilkins
HM NumberHM270H
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 577477 N 4666201
Decimal Degrees42.14410000, -80.06236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.646', W 80° 3.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 38.76" N, 80° 3' 44.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Lake Front Dr, Erie PA 16505, US
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