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Name: Cleveland West Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light

Also known as: Cleveland West Pierhead Light

Nearest Town or City:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Location: Entrance to Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse is at the end of a detatched breakwater in Cleveland Harbor.

Tower Height: 67

Height of Focal Plane: 63

Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower with black and red lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1910 attached fog signal building.

Date Established: 1911

Date Present Tower Built: 1911

Date Automated: 1965

Optics: 1911: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now at Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland); now modern optic.

Fog Signal: Originally steam-powered horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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