On The Horizon

News And Views

Posted: May 12, 2016 1:03 am

Message from Michael Sullivan, Executive Director of the Presque Isle Lighthouse Welcome to all the Lighthouse Volunteers: The summer season at the Presque Isle Lighthouse will soon begin. This is a call for Volunteers to come meet and greet visitors who want to tour our unique lighthouse.  We cannot do this without special dedicated volunteers… View Article

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Fresnel Lens

Posted: April 10, 2016 9:01 pm

This beautiful Fresnel lens was constructed and installed in the tower of Harbor Beach Lighthouse in Michigan in 2015. What is amazing is that it is a replica of the one that was removed from the Presque Isle Lighthouse in 1972. Notice the similarities of the lantern room, windows and even the rail on the… View Article

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There’s Something Happening Here

Posted: March 25, 2016 1:42 am

So much is happening at the lighthouse, or is just about to happen: The construction of the restroom is being done now. The site is ready with electric and plumbing and the restrooms will be set in place very soon. The reconstruction of the garage begins in a couple weeks to turn it into the… View Article

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A Memorial

Posted: March 3, 2016 7:10 pm

Lance Barclay passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was a shining light to all who knew him. Lance was involved with the Presque Isle Lighthouse as the person who wore the Keeper’s uniform when we were open during the Discover Presque Isle celebrations in 2006, 2007, 2008,and 2012.  He really got into the part…. View Article

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted: January 5, 2016 12:55 pm

Volunteers Are Needed at the Lighthouse for the Coming Summer Season! We are looking for volunteers who are interested in greeting and informing visitors about the history of the Presque Isle Lighthouse. Starting Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day, the Presque Isle Lighthouse will be open to the public for tours, perhaps for… View Article

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Lighthouse Membership Drive

Posted: January 3, 2016 7:08 pm

Towards the end of 2015 we mailed out several thousand membership promotions. We have signed up a couple hundred new members. Each membership includes an exclusive quarterly e-newsletter. For those without email we are looking at providing printed copies of the newsletter. This newsletter gives the inside scoop on upcoming projects and events, plus special… View Article

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Our First Year

Posted: October 21, 2015 8:22 pm

The lighthouse was open for thirty days during the summer starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. A dedicated group of 51 volunteers worked Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 4 welcoming and educating 5357 visitors about life at the lighthouse. On average, 74% of the weekend visitors were from outside of Erie… View Article

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