Marblehead Lighthouse

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The Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes, guiding sailors and ships since its construction in 1821. Originally built to prevent shipwrecks on Lake Erie's treacherous waters, the lighthouse has undergone various renovations and upgrades over the years. Standing at 65 feet tall, it features a fourth-order Fresnel lens that replaced the original lamp in 1858, significantly improving its light's intensity and range. Now part of the Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, the lighthouse and its museum attract visitors from around the world, offering a glimpse into the area's rich maritime history and providing stunning views of Lake Erie. (Submitted by Alicia Duggan)