In 1866 Congress appropriated funds to build a new, permanent lightouse made from iron along the Lake Erie coast at Vermilion. Cast in Buffalo, New York, the iron used for the lighthouse was recycled from smooth-bored Columbian cannons that had been rendered obsolete after the Battle of Fort Sumter in the American Civil War.
In 1929, it was removed and replaced with a steel tower. The old iron lightouse was transported back to Buffalo where it was later reinstalled as the East Charity Shoal Light in 1935.
Satisfy your lighthouse decorating itch with this keepsake replica, and while you're at it, add more pieces to make a Village! Handcrafted of 3/4" thick wood by The Cat's Meow Village in the USA.
Look for our black cat, Casper, catnapping on the lighthouse base waiting for a pat on his head when you visit! He's our official mascot, which means you'll possess an authentic Cat's Meow.