Photo Credit: C. Hanchey
The lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach at 480 Main Street Vermilion, Ohio 44089.
Known as the “Town of Sea Captains,” Vermilion was without a welcoming beacon for 63 years. This replica of the 1847 Vermilion Lighthouse was built in 1992. The lighthouse has a red beacon and 16-foot-tall octagonal cast iron tower. The original lighthouse was moved to Lake Ontario and is now known as the East Charity Shoal Lighthouse. The Vermilion Lighthouse beckoned many sailors and ship captains home. Stroll the streets of this quaint nautical town, and you can see the influence these captains had on the architecture and ornamentation of the homes.
Great Lakes Historical Society, (800) 893-1485 or City of Vermillion, www.vermilion.net
The lighthouse is on the front lawn of the former Inland Seas Maritime Museum.