FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 1999
MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK EXPANDING TOUR SCHEDULE
MARBLEHEAD, OH -- Weekday visitors to the historic Marblehead Lighthouse will now have the opportunity this summer to take guided tours of the 177-year old Lake Erie landmark, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Beginning June 1 and continuing through September 3, visitors to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park will be able to enter and ascend the 67-foot lighthouse from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In past years, tours were offered only at limited hours on selected weekends.
Continuing a long-term relationship, the local Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue offering tours on the second Saturday of each month.
"The expanded tour schedule for Marblehead Lighthouse shows our commitment to making this valuable piece of Great Lakes heritage more available to the public,” said Ohio State Parks Chief Dan West. “And visitors will find we are moving forward with structural improvements to the lighthouse, which just received a fresh coat of paint."
Built in 1822, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the Great Lakes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The subject of a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, Marblehead Lighthouse is also featured on Ohio's Lake Erie license plates. Last May, the facility was dedicated as Ohio’s newest state park.
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park is located in Ottawa County off of State Route 163 in the Village of Marblehead.
For Further Information Contact:
Scott Doty, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park