During my trip back to Ohio, I took a drive along the Lake Erie shore. I stopped in Lorain and took this snapshot of this lighthouse. This is the Lorain West Breakwater Lighthouse commissioned by the United States Coast Guard and built in 1916. It was decommissioned in 1965 and slated for demolition.
A group of concerned citizens formed the Port of Lorain Foundation which bought the lighthouse in 1977 from the US government for $1.00. Over the years they've repaired and restored the lighthouse almost back to how it was in 1916. It currently isn't open to the public, but the Foundation has raised enough money the past couple of years to finish interior restoration which will finally allow the public to tour the inside.