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Cleveland West Pier postcard face - click to enlarge

Cleveland West Pier postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Historical chart

Cleveland West Pier

State: OH
Year established: 1831
Latitude: 41 deg 30 min 14 sec N
Longitude: 81 deg 42 min 46 sec W

Original construction:
Pier Light

1877: Birds-eye view lithograph shows lighthouses on both east & west piers at mouth of Cuyahoga River
late 19th century: CoE photo (HAER, Ohio, 18 CLEV, 17-6) shows square wooden tower at pier end
ca 1905: LOC photograph 4a12701u shows postcard lighthouse & Life-Saving Station.

Information for this light is still being gathered, helped by input from Kraig Andersen (Great Lakes Historical Society)

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