Conneaut Lighthouse History
1906 - 1915

In 1906, the west pier of Conneaut Harbor was rebuilt. At the end of the west pier, the previous square front range light was replaced with a taller round rear range light.  A new front range light was completed at the northern end of the new west breakwater.  The beacons in these new range lights shown for the first time on October 13, 1906.  The 1,054 foot east breakwall was begun in 1905 and completed in 1907.

The rear range light had a fixed red signal which could be seen for 9 3/4 miles.

A new front range light  featured a fixed white signal which could be seen for 13 3/4 miles.  A mechanical fog bell was added in 1910.

The new east breakwater was extended 810 feet shoreward from 1911 to 1912.  In 1913, an appropriation of $63,500 was recommended to enlarge the harbor and extend the breakwaters.  The annual number of vessels entering and leaving the port was approximately 3,000 with a registered tonnage of approximately 9,000,000.  In 1914, acetylene gas buoy No. 2 marked the location of the future Conneaut Harbor Light and Fog Signal Station at the northern end end of the proposed west breakwater. The light was fixed red 10 feet above the water. The 1913 chart below also shows the proposed lakeward extension of the east breakwater.

In 1915, All kerosene fueled lights were replace with acetelyne gas fueled lights.

On May 15, 1915, a group flashing white light, was established on the new west breakwater pierhead. 

On June 28, 1915, the 1906 front range light was extinguished and removal of the old west breakwater commenced.  The fog bell remained on the breakwater and the bell was moved back as the removal of the breakwater progressed. 

On September 25, 1915, a gas buoy was established to mark the future east breakwater pierhead.  The light was fixed white and shown six feet above the water.