If you’re a fan of Erie history, you’ll want to be sure to visit a historic landmark on Presque Isle. The Presque Isle Lighthouse guides us to this week’s PI-365.
It’s been cleaned from top to bottom, and it’s time to say, “Welcome to the Presque Isle Lighthouse”.
Michael Sullivan is the Executive Director of Presque Isle Lighthouse. He says visitors to the lighthouse will be greeted to a new welcome center and gift shop, and that’s not all… “Inside the lighthouse, we’ve had the entire interior of the tower re-paned and done, the walls, the steps… Had the entire lighthouse cleaned…”
And, this lighthouse is the real deal. It’s an operating lighthouse since 1873. “This is not a mothball lighthouse. It’s used for navigation… and there are operating lighthouses across the country, but for Erie, PA, it’s pretty cool.”
Visitors come from coast to coast and beyond to tour the lighthouse. “Last year, we had all 50 states, 39 different counties… so with that attendance here, it’s a pretty big deal”.
The lighthouse will be open May 24th, seven days a week from 10am until 5pm. There are two separate fees; it’s $6 to climb to the top and tour the house and $3 to just tour the house.
For this week’s PI-365, David Belmondo, JET 24 Action News.