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.

Photos of the Lighthouse Move

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Photos of the fully restored Port Clinton Lighthouse being moved to it’s permanent location at Waterworks Park on August 16, 2016. Photography by Geoff Mendenhall. Thank you Geoff !

History of Lighthouse and Early Efforts

History of Lighthouse and Early Efforts to Gain City Support.

Lighthouse Over Time

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Photo slideshow of our lighthouse over time.

Port Clinton Lighthouse Restoration

Watch to see how the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy is restoring an icon for Port Clinton, OH and Lake Erie. Video produced by Nick James Productions.

Moving the Port Clinton Lighthouse

The Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy moves the Port Clinton Lighthouse outside from its restoration facility. Now they wait for approval from the City of Port Clinton for permanent placement. Lighthouse moved on National Lighthouse Day August 7th, 2014. Video produced by Nick James Productions.