Toledo Harbor Lighthouse
Photo Credit: C. Hanchey
This lighthouse can only be seen by boat, or you can view it from afar on the shores of Maumee Bay State Park. Visit the state park where you can find a replica in the gift shop. Take Route 2 to North Curtice Road (Route 202), east of Toledo. Turn north to Maumee Bay State Park.
This operating 69-foot Romanesque structure has guarded Toledo’s harbor since 1904 on a crib about eight miles from the mouth of the Maumee River. The three-story light was commissioned after the Army Corps of Engineers dredged a deep channel linking the western end of Lake Erie through Maumee Bay to the Maumee River and the thriving Toledo port. Efforts to restore the lighthouse and to provide access are underway.
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservations Society, (419) 691-3788 or www.toledoharborlighthouse.org
Can only be seen by boat or from the shoreline at Maumee Bay State Park on fairly clear days. Cruises offered with M/V SANDPIPER in Toledo, www.sandpiperboat.com or (419) 537-1212.