Marblehead Lighthouse

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I may have specified somewhere along the way that I wanted to expand this blog to more than just food. I do a lot crafting with wine bottles, corks, etc and I also have a passion for nature photography. I’ve done a post or two in the past on Lake Erieย and other destinations I’ve visited not pertaining to food. I would like to continue doing that in this blog for more diversity. Some people may find my photography and crafting skills to be tremendous vs my food skills haha.ย ย 

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The Marblehead Lighthouse rests on the Marlehead peninsula, a rocky headland of Columbus Limestone that juts into Lake Erie. The oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes, has guided sailors safely along the rocky shores of Marbleheadย  since 1822.ย The Columbus Limestone on the peninsula has been dug for years and used around the country as a building stone, including the state capitol building in Columbus. Columbus Limestone is extremely durable; one of its uses is to armor vulnerable sections of shoreline against wave attack. This durability is why the Marblehead Peninsula exists and why the lighthouse has been in continuous operation since its construction. Source:ย http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse#activities

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It’s still technically winter here in N.E OH, even though the sun made an appearance today, it was still frigid. The cold didn’t stop me from taking my camera and getting out of the car 1 hour shy of sunset to capture some great photos of the light house and the area that surrounds it. My Grandparents live 10 minutes west of the Lighthouse, so when I am visiting, I like to escape for a minute to this little peninsula and have a moment of R&R. Today I took my dad with me because him and I haven’t had the opportunity to go together yet. If only it wasn’t so windy, I would’ve tried to catch more photos of the area. The wind chill had my hands feeling like they were going to fall off so I snapped what I could then made it quickly back to the car to warm back up.ย 

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The views surrounding the area are beautiful. There is a lovely picnic area to pack a lunch and sit while looking across at Cedar Pointย , Kelly’s Island, South Bass Island, Sandusky Bay and of course Lake Erie. It’s worth a trip if you’re in the area! I of course recommend stopping closer to sunset because the views are fascinating! For more information on the Lighthouse or directions to the State Park:

Location

110 Lighthouse Drive
Marblehead, Ohio 43440

Contact & Mailing:
East Harbor State Park
1169 North Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440

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I hope you enjoyed this post on one of the most appealing structures in an Ohio State Park. I look forward to collecting more outdoor icons to share. Enjoy!

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