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Name: Cleveland East Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Cleveland East Pierhead Light

Nearest Town or City:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Location: On a detached breakwater, Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Privately owned.

The lighthouse installed here in 1884 was originally built as the Rochester (Genesee) West Pier Light, NY, in 1881.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 31

Characteristic and Range: Green light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off; range 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical cast-iron tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1884: Iron tower.

Date Established: 1869

Date Present Tower Built: 1910

Date Automated: 1959

Optics: 1910: Fifth-order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse can be seen from cruises aboard the Goodtime III; see

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