Presque Isle LighthouseFor more than fifty years a narrow pathway served as the keeper's primary link to civilization. Sand and dirt at first, and then paved in 1925, the current "sidewalk trail" led the keeper to his boathouse on Misery Bay for the second leg of an excursion to the city. This primitive trail, some 1.5 miles long, served as a link for lighthouse children to reach mainland schools. Wooden boards were added to make the walk easier, bridging the wet or muddy portions that were constantly threatened by changes in the water levels of the lake. Walking the trail, boating to the city, and then walking to school were a fact of life for children until the main road opened in 1927.
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|Date Added||Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 573188 N 4668570|
|Decimal Degrees||42.16585000, -80.11396667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 9.951', W 80° 6.838'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 9' 57.06" N, 80° 6' 50.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Peninsula Dr, Erie PA 16507, US|
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