|Conneaut West Breakwater Lighthouse|
Lighthouse in Bay
HistoryConneaut is located on Lake Erie in the Northeast corner of Ohio. As the town grew in the 19th century it became a point for shipping grain, whiskey and forest products. In 1835 a lighthouse was built to facilitate ships coming into and out of the harbor. Various improvements and changes were made to the lighthouse over the years. In 1920 the old lighthouse was removed and the modern cement light we see today was built. This light called the Conneaut West Breakwater Lighthouse, can be seen for 17 miles into Lake Erie.
Fun Watching EaglesWhile I was photographing the lighthouse my husband got into a conversation with a local resident who was out on the harbor enjoying the beautiful day. She saw my camera with my long lens (600mm) and told him about a place on the other end of the harbor where there was an eagles nest in an old tree. We went over to that area and had a wonderful afternoon watching the eagles. There were several juvenile eagles along with the adults. In the third photo below, I captured an adult eagle pulling a fish from the water.
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