• Please note: As of March 31st, the Lighthouse has kept its light on 24/7 and will continue to do so until the Governor has decreed that we can begin to resume some semblance of normalcy after the pandemic is contained. Until then, although ordinarily a nighttime navigational aid only, the light will remind us day and night that we will overcome this difficult time together.
  • Click on SHOP at the top of the page and get ready for shopping! The store will be located in the Boathouse (see below) and information regarding hours is forthcoming. A wide variety of items is available online from which to choose gifts–or a little something for yourself! When they reopen, Lilly and Gert’s, on 2nd St., and Unique, on Madison St., in downtown Port Clinton, will once again have some PCLC items for sale at this. All proceeds from your purchases support the PC Lighthouse Conservancy and its place within our historic community on the Lake Erie waterfront. Please call or send a message with any questions or suggestions.

  • Please go to the 2020 Festival page if you’re interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s festival. We’re planning, depending upon what occurs with the health crisis, of course, to hold the festival as usual.
  • Otherwise, our plan at this time, dependent upon limiting factors, of course, is to work on abatement of continued flooding at the south end of Derby Pond. Only after we’ve accomplished that can we begin the project connecting the Jefferson and Adams parking lots, Boathouse, Lighthouse, and 1812 Memorial on Perry Street to a handicapped-accessible path circling Derby Pond. Because of membership support and ongoing help through the Stensen Fund, we should complete this in 2020.
  • We’ve received sponsorship ($2500) for all but one of five benches to be installed along the path. If you would like to sponsor that fifth bench, please contact us.
  • At this time, we’re going to be open for Docent tours on Saturdays between Memorial and Labor Days. That plan, as well as the plans for all other Lighthouse activities, depends solely upon our progress in overcoming this health crisis. Please continue to check here for information regarding the Lighthouse area development and hours. Meanwhile, as you drive past the Lighthouse, look to its light as a true beacon of hope for all of us, as we work toward the time when life is again moving forward.
  • For those traveling to Port Clinton and wishing to visit the Lighthouse, enter Port Clinton Lighthouse (or 421 E. Perry St.) into your GPS or digital map.                                   
  • 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? Become a Keeper of the Port Clinton Lighthouse! Your friends and neighbors have! Click here to see a current list of Keepers.
  • When we’re out of isolation, 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, Lilly & Gert’s, located on 2nd St. across from the Post Office, will have a stamp, and they’ll be available during the weekend as well as during the week. Be certain to visit these two fine businesses and other merchants in downtown Port Clinton.

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