Set your GPS for 301 E. Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio if you come from afar
We will next be open for regular tours during the Port Clinton Homecoming Festival over the weekend of September 22-24. We will be open on Friday, September 22, from 5PM until 11PM, Saturday, September 23, from 11AM until 11PM, and on Sunday, September 24, from 11AM until 3PM.
- We will be open again for tours in celebration of the Marblehead Lighthouse Festival on Saturday, October 14, from 12PM until 4PM.
- I WANT TO BE A KEEPER OF THE PORT CLINTON LIGHTHOUSE, Click here for a membership form. Why not join the Keepers of the Port Clinton Lighthouse and get periodic updates, early notice of openings, special “deals”, and, most importantly, tangibly demonstrate your support by becoming a Keeper of the Port Clinton Lighthouse. Your friends and neighbors have. Click here to see a list of Keepers to date.
- If you are visiting Port Clinton and want your Lighthouse Passport stamped, the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, located on Madison St., will be able to stamp it for you Monday through Friday. In addition, Back in Thyme, also located on Madison St., will have a stamp and they are available during the weekend as well as during the week.
- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. A letter in a recent Beacon and News Herald refers to the list of those who have contributed to the restoration and placement of the lighthouse. Click here to see the list. Our gratitude, many times over. Two names to add to the BIG THANKS lists are Mark Coppeler (Coppeler Heating and Cooling) for donating MANY hours of labor toward the installation of electrical work for the lighthouse and to Keith Heileman for donating MANY hours of labor in arranging, re-arranging, and re-arranging yet again the landscaping stones around the lighthouse.
Happy Birthday Darrell Brand
Without Darrell Brand there would be no Port Clinton Lighthouse sitting on the shores of Lake Erie. Period. The lighthouse could have been sitting across from Wendy’s on Perry Street or in the median strip on Adams Street where the stone lighthouse stood (across from Croghan Bank) a few years ago. Darrell Brand was insistent that the Port Clinton Lighthouse needs to be on the Lake Erie shore. It is our Port Clinton Lighthouse, one of the only wooden structures of its kind left remaining, and he did not want it stuck as a bizarre tourist attraction devoid of context. He would not yield. He was right. Many individuals were important in the restoration and the move but Darrell is directly responsible for the continued existence of the lighthouse after years of neglect and its current location. Coincidentally, it is his birthday today, and he is the one who has provided the birthday gift to our city. Happy Birthday and thank you Darrell Brand.
Darrell Brand (at left) with Conservancy Member Bill Moon.
Photo by Geoffrey Mendenhall
Thank You Gill Construction
Photo by Nike Mendenhall
What a terrific job done by Gill Construction on MOVE Day. The Conservancy has learned from Ray Brooks, owner of Gill Construction, that the MOVE was a gift to Port Clinton and the Lighthouse Conservancy and there will be no charge for the barge, the truck, the outstanding personnel, the efficiency, the detail, the everything. This is a significant and much appreciated contribution to this community effort. They now join our list of Charter Members of the Keepers of the Port Clinton Lighthouse, all of whom have donated a minimum of $1,000 to restore and place the Port Clinton Lighthouse back on the shores of Lake Erie. For a list of Charter members to date, please click here.
Photos (above) and slideshow (right) by Geoffrey Mendenhall, Click here to see full slideshow.
From MOVE day, 8/16/16
End of a Perfect Day
Photo by Jordan Davenport
Also, Check out this video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQGFK2NLjg