Erie Land lighthouse was originally constructed in 1818 becoming one of the first to be built by the United States on the Great Lakes. The tower was replaced in 1851 for the first time; in 1858, due to its poor foundations and soil quality, it sank into the ground. An investigation found that a layer of quicksand was below the foundation of the Erie Land Light. The current structure was built in 1867.
Today the tower is equipped with a modern marine navigational beacon. The lighthouse is opened to the public annually in the summer as a fundraiser for the Erie Playhouse.
This ¾" thick wooden lighthouse keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. with colorful details. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!