Dunkirk Lighthouse . Lake Erie . New York . Watercolor . 9" x 12"
... a lighthouse at Point Gratiot on Lake Erie was first established in 1827 and fitted with a 3rd-order Fresnel lens in 1857. The current 61-foot stone tower and adjacent Victorian brick keeper's house were built in 1876. The Fresnel light is still in operation and the Dunkirk Lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The lighthouse is open six days a week as the The Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Museum complex.