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Manufacturing the Port Clinton Lighthouse Fresnel Lens

The original Fresnel lens from the Port Clinton Lighthouse was removed by the U.S. Coastguard when the lighthouse was replaced by the automated channel maker light. The Lighthouse Conservancy was never able to locate the original Fresnel lens so an exact replica was commissioned.  This video explains how this exact replica was designed and constructed.

The Port Clinton Lighthouse – A Brief (Virtual) Tour

In this 13-minute video, learn the history of Lake Erie’s only remaining timber frame lighthouse, now fully restored and resting on the lakeshore just east of the Portage River entrance at Port Clinton, then tour this quaint and historic structure.