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Erie Land Lighthouse (PA) celebrates its 200th anniversary on November 3

Erie Land Lighthouse, also known as Old Presque Isle Light, stands on a bluff in Lighthouse Park east of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The original lighthouse on the site, built in 1818, was one of the first to be built by the United States on the Great Lakes. The present tower was built in 1867.

Erie Land Lighthouse (USLHS photo)

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the light station.  Click here for a video interview with Michael Fuhrman, event organizer for an upcoming open house celebrating the anniversary.

The November 3 celebration (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will feature patriotic musical entertainment by the Bayfront Brass Quintet, a group of former military musicians. Celebration activities include appearances by the McDowell High School ROTC; a discussion of the history of the lighthouse; and remarks by Erie Mayor Joe Schember.

Click here for more on the celebration.

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